Coming to theaters Nov. 2 is the boxing drama “Tiger,” based on the true story of Sikh boxer Pardeep Nagra, who refused to shave off his beard.
Nagra was barred from competing in a Canadian boxing championship because of his beard, which is a mandatory article of his Sikh faith. He challenged the beard ban and in 2000, the Canadian courts ruled in his favor.
Starring Prem Singh in the lead role, with Mickey Rourke and Michael Pugliese as co-stars in the film. Singh and Pugliese co-wrote the screenplay as a means of producing work they were passionate about after enduring frustration with the roles available to them. The duo raised $4 million to make the film and pitched the feature to Rourke directly while he was boxing at a gym.
The film was produced by R3M Productions, Running Tiger Films and Gold Pictures.
Directed by Alister Grierson.