Upcoming new film Blinded by the Light is based on the memoirs of writer Sarfraz Manzoor, and the influence that the music of Bruce Springsteen had on him.

Director Gurinder Chadha was keen to have it turned into a movie, but how do you go about getting the blessing from one of the film’s key ingredients, “The Boss”?

You shirtfront him at a preview, that’s how!

Hear the story and even see footage from the actual incident in the video below.

Blinded by the Light, which is set in 1987 and tells of a teenager who learns everything he needs to know via the words of Springsteen, opens in Australian cinemas on October 24.

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