Mangat says, "To me as a producer director I don't know whether the change of name will work in his favour. I know that he is a good actor and he has put in his best in the role. He has not changed his name in fact he has reverted to his original name which is in his passport. I was aware that Love Story 2050 did not do well at the box office but the debacle happened after I had shot 50 percent of my film. For me as a director I believe that every faliure is a stepping stone to success. If you go by failures I don't think any filmmaker will make a film if any actor flops."
Besides says the director "I wanted somebody who didn't have an image and was raw and dedicated. The training sessions were grueling. Ex-cricketer Praveen Amre helped to groom Hurman on the field. Hurman was so dedicated that he trained for eight hours for five months. Such obsession he had towards his role. He also looks like an athelete.
However Ajitpal Mangat is a complete cricket freak. "I simply love the game in fact I call myself a statistician of the game. Victory he says is inspired by films like Rookie and Chariots of Fire. Likewise he says Victory is the story of a small boy who dreams big. Story of a father and son and a boy who fulfills his dream" he reveals.
Surprisingly the film which has so many cricketers all pooled together in one film will have no songs. "The stories about Priyanka Chopra doing an item number are false. Who needs an item number when you have 50 superstars in the film? I have a good script and I am confident people will come to the theatres to watch a good game of cricket" he concludes.
Harman Baweja has now changed his name from Harman to Hurman S Baweja for his forthcoming venture Victory being directed by Ajitpal Mangat. Will the name change work in favour of Hurman it remains to be seen. But his director Ajitpal defends his hero like a true cricketer.