The team of Bollywood film “Sarbjit”, recently released the film poster at BJP President Amit Shah’s residence. Present at the ceremony were the film’s stars Aishwarya Rai Bachchan Richa Chadha, Darshan Kumar and movie producers Vashu Bhagnani, Bhushan Kumar and Sandeep Singh. Actor Randeep Hooda plays the role of Sarabjit Singh but couldn’t make it to the film’s poster unveiling event.
The film revolves around Sarabjit Singh, an Indian farmer, who was convicted of spying in Pakistan and branded as a terrorist. He was sentenced to death. He was attacked by inmates in a Lahore prison on April 2013 and was seriously injured. Later Sarabjit succumbed to his death.
The film will be narrated through the perspective of the Sarabjit’s sister Dalbir Kaur. The first poster of the film gives a glimpse into Dalbir Kaur who plays by Aishwarya. In the poster, the actress can be seen in a totally de-glam avatar with spectacles and slightly graying hair. The picture has been going viral since the moment it hit social media sites. On a closer look, one can notice Randeep Hooda sitting behind the bars in the newly launched poster.
During the poster launch, Aishwarya shared her experience of working in the film, saying: “It’s a subject we are all very familiar with and those who are not, we were very keen that they get to know this story because it’s a very important one that we as a nation would need to understand, recognize and respect. I feel extremely honored to play the part of Dalbir Kaur, a lady I immensely respect.”
Richa Chadda who plays Sarabjit’s wife said that they were lucky to have had the chance to interact with Sarabjit’s family. The pain and anger they felt, seeped into her and allowed her to translate them into her acting. “We feel happy that in some way we will be able to tell the human causality with politics involved and the life beyond statistics. It’s a film for peace,” Richa said.
Talking about his movie making experience, filmmaker Omung Kumar revealed that they wanted to create awareness about this story in a different way, by focusing on Sarabjit’s sister instead of Sarabjit himself. When asked whether he’ll get National Award after his debut directorial ‘Mary Kom,’ Kumar said, “We have made the film with wholehearted effort. It would be great if I get another award.”