Aishwarya Rai in Punjab for ‘Sarbjit’ shooting

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, who stars in "Sarbjit", a biopic on Indian prisoner Sarabjit Singh, arrived in Punjab today (February 10) for the shooting of the film.

By: PTI | Chandigarh | Updated: February 11, 2016 10:42 am
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Actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, who stars in “Sarbjit”, a biopic on Indian prisoner Sarabjit Singh, arrived in Punjab today (February 10) for the shooting of the film.

In the Omung Kumar-directed “Sarbjit”, the 42-year-old actress plays the role of Sarabjit’s sister Dalbir Kaur, while actor Randeep Hooda will be seen in the titular role.

“Aishwarya Rai was accompanied by her mother-in-law Jaya Bachchan, film’s director and producer Sandeep Singh,” Dalbir told PTI over phone today.

The film is slated to release on May 20. It will also be shot in various cities of Punjab including Amritsar, Malerkotla and Patiala.

Dalbir said that she hopes the film captures the plight of prisoners lodged in various jails across the border.

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“I hope the biopic will highlight the plight of Indian prisoners lodged in various jails in Pakistan,” said Dalbir Kaur, who struggled for years to get her brother out of the Pakistani prison.

Sarabjit died after a brutal attack by jail inmates in a Pakistani jail in 2013.

He was convicted of terrorism and spying by a Pakistani court and sentenced to death in 1991 but the government had stayed his execution for an indefinite
period in 2008.

His sister and family started a campaign for his release saying he was the victim of mistaken identity and had inadvertently strayed across the border in an inebriated state.

“When I was fighting to secure Sarabjit’s release, I wanted that a film should be made on him so that the issue gets the world’s attention and people and the government across the border also understands the facts as they stand,” she said.

About Aishwarya playing the role, Dalbir said, “She is the right choice. I came to know that while shooting a scene for the film earlier, she turned emotional.
“My only concern is that reality should be portrayed in the film, which I have been assured of. People should know about the issue and this film will show the kind of person Sarabjit was and what happened to him”.

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    Arjun chavan
    Feb 10, 2016 at 7:56 pm
    TIMELESS Gorgeous beauty ..and so cute Aaradhya :)
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      Arjun chavan
      Feb 10, 2016 at 7:58 pm
      Very Beautiful duo..I like Aishwarya 's eyes ..The Most Beautiful on the Planet indeed
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        Pravin ,UK
        Feb 10, 2016 at 11:09 pm
        Sweet...Beautiful
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          yeshwant
          Feb 11, 2016 at 5:34 am
          ultimate beauty
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            Rohan
            Feb 11, 2016 at 5:42 am
            Aishwarya rai the name is perfect to tell that she is perfect
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              Shankar Pawar
              Feb 11, 2016 at 5:36 am
              No one can be perfect as Aish for this role...She is ultimate diva and actor...Ww wish this film will be blockblaster of the year for sure...Best luck Aish an team
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                only human
                Feb 11, 2016 at 2:07 am
                Aish is the queen
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