Film about the last King of Punjab to hit the big screens staring Satinder Sartaaj

Actor Satinder Sartaaj laying flowers on the grave of Duleep Singh in the churchyard at Elveden Church. Picture: Ian Burt

It is a poignant and extraordinary story of the life of a young man who became the last king of the Sikh empire who was laid to rest in Suffolk.

And now the tale of Duleep Singh – who once owned the Elveden Estate near Thetford and is buried there today – will be told to audiences around the world as the first English language film about the Maharajah hits the big screen.

The Black Prince chronicles the life of Singh who was removed from the throne during the Anglo-Sikh war when the Punjab was annexed by the British.

He was exiled to Britain as a teenager, leaving his mother behind, and sparked up a friendship with Queen Victoria.

Well-known singer and poet Satinder Sartaaj marks his acting debut playing Singh.

The Indian Punjabi actor, who visited the grave of the Maharajah at St Andrew’s and St Patrick’s Church in Elveden, said it was hard to play the “iconic personality”. Read full article here