Saturday, December 3, 2022

Life of NRI Surinder Pal Singh Oberoi on silver screen

Mahesh Bhatt is directing a 2-hour 40-minute biopic on the life and times of the businessman and shooting is scheduled to commence next month. Ajay Devgun will be playing Oberoi, which is being produced by Paramount Studios.

Gurdaspur: Bollywood filmmakers are awe-struck by the charitable initiatives of billionaire philanthropist and Dubai-based NRI Surinder Pal Singh Oberoi, who donates 98 per cent of his earnings to ensure the downtrodden lead a decent life.

Mahesh Bhatt is directing a 2 hour 40 minute biopic on the life and times of the businessman and shooting is scheduled to commence next month. Ajay Devgan will be playing Oberoi which is being produced by Paramount Studios. The screenplay is being written by Filmfare award winner Ritesh Shah, who has also written the screenplays for Kahani, Pink, Airlift and Raid.

Before the movie hits the OTT platforms and theatres, Netflix is screening a 50-minute documentary titled ‘Pehchan’ on September 7 on how Oberoi made it big after he left home in his youth with just Rs 350 in his pocket.

Dr Surinder Pal Singh Oberoi is the Chairman of the Apex Group of Companies with offices in Burj Khalifa and in Dubai. He is also Managing Trustee of Sarbat Da Bhala Charitable Trust in Patiala. The Apex Group was established in 1993 under the patronage of Dr Oberoi.

One of the group entities—Apex Emirates General Trading Co LLC— provides full support to various professional engineering services. It has an ever-growing specialised product range of all kinds of pumps, engines, piling and anchoring equipment, and accessories. 

The firm has been successful in offering the latest technology-based equipment and accessories for piling, anchoring and dewatering fields. 

Its mission is to make a positive and active contribution to the best and most accessible service to its new and existing customers. The group aims to introduce more state-of-the-art materials, machinery and equipment to cater to customer requirements.

One of the group entities—Apex Emirates General Trading Co LLC— provides full support to various professional engineering services. It has an ever-growing specialised product range of all kind of pumps, engines, piling and anchoring equipment, and accessories. 

Dr Singh has been conferred with the world’s first Honorary Causa Grand Ph.D in Philanthropy by the International University of Fundamental Studies (IUFS) in recognition of his contribution to dedicated socio-economic transformation. 

He is the first Indian to be appointed as Consul General of Seborga, a European nation, in India. He has been honoured with over 700 awards by many social and educational organisations of national as well as international repute.

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