Featured: Injury During Filming of Martyrs Docu Feature
Nihang Mangal Singh pictured below is an amateur actor chosen for his skill in the gatka sword dance. He and his co-star Nihang Ranjit Singh are real life Nihang warriors who tied themselves together back to back and fought off dozens of assailants in real life hand to hand combat using traditional weapons while filming a scene in the documentary film Martyrs Docu Feature (Shaheed).
Nihang Mangal Singh Injured During Filming of Martrys
Photo © [Martyrs/The Sikh Media]
The director Jagmeet Singh Samundri is shown here tending a wound Mangal Singh sustained during filming.
I had the opportunity to see the Martyrs Docu Feature and became immediately enthralled as the documentary is a synopsis of the history of martyrdom (shaheed) in Sikhism and covers many of the same topics I write about.