Satinder Sartaaj, highly acclaimed poet-singer of Punjab will star in Brillstein Entertainment Partners’ ‘The Black Prince’, an intriguing story about the last king of Punjab, Maharaja Dalip Singh.
The movie will be written and directed by L.A based Indian filmmaker Kavi Raz. This movie is budgeted at around 5 million dollars and the shooting will start late this September.
The film follows the story of the last Sikh Maharaja — the son of the powerful ruler Ranjit Singh — who was placed on the throne at the age of five, after the death of his father. In 1849, Punjab was annexed to British India and the young prince was removed from the throne and eventually sent off to England. His attempts to return to India and reclaim his kingdom were thwarted by the British. He ended up a pauper, dying alone in a Paris hotel in 1893.