I still have a long way to go: Sat­nam Singh Bhamara

Hindustan Times (Patna) - Live - - Entertainment - Shreya Mukher­jee

Sat­nam Singh Bhamara’s (right) jour­ney from Ballo Ke, a vil­lage in Pun­jab, to Na­tional Basketball As­so­ci­a­tion (NBA), USA, wasn’t re­ally smooth. The basketball player says that many still don’t know that he went through a lot of hard­ships to be where he is to­day. And he is happy that film­maker Ro­man Gack­owski’s doc­u­men­tary ––One In A Bil­lion, not just delves deep into his life’s strug­gles with per­fec­tion, but also high­lights the kind of per­son that he is in real life. “The film shows my hu­mil­ity, and the warm con­nec­tion that I have with my fa­ther. It also de­picts the strug­gles and hard­ships I had to en­dure in Pun­jab and then in the US, be­fore I was drafted in NBA. Peo­ple would see me play and think ‘he is so big and still plays’, with­out re­al­is­ing the fact that it’s just my height that makes me look big, but men­tally I am a 10-year-old,” says Sat­nam.

He fur­ther shares how the doc­u­men­tary shows the part when he faced dif­fi­culty in find­ing the right shoe size and fi­nally when he did find one, how happy he was. “The doc­u­men­tary, in a very short du­ra­tion, has show­cased some of th­ese im­por­tant mo­ments of my life, and this makes it even closer to my heart,” he says.

Sat­nam is happy with his progress but says that there’s still a long way to go. “I don’t think it is fame that I need to han­dle. I have achieved so much, but I have a long way to go. I am glad that ev­ery­one knows me by my name. It feels great to see my family be­ing proud of me.”

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