The film, releasing on Friday, is a biopic on Sarabjit Singh, an Indian farmer who was convicted of terrorism and spying in Pakistan and was sentenced to death. He was attacked by inmates at a prison in Lahore in April 2013 and died a few days later.
“Sarbjit” stars Aishwarya Rai Bachchan as the title character’s sister Dalbir Kaur; while Randeep Hooda plays Sarabjit Singh and Richa Chadha plays his wife.
Here’s what the celebrities had to say following a special screening of the Omung Kumar directorial here:
Abhishek Bachchan: It’s immensely brave of any actor to perform with such honesty and fearlessness and the Mrs. is the bravest of them all. So proud! ‘Sarbjit’.
It’s immensely brave of any actor to perform with such honesty and fearlessness and the Mrs. is the bravest of them all. So proud! #Sarbjit
— Abhishek Bachchan (@juniorbachchan) May 19, 2016
Riteish Deshmukh: ‘Sarbjit’. Richa Chadha truly magical on screen. Darshan Kumar another solid performer.
— Riteish Deshmukh (@Riteishd) May 18, 2016
Mika Singh: Salute to the director Omung Kumar, we Indians should save the girl child giving birth to Dalbir Kaurs that would stand nd fight for a cause.
— King Mika Singh (@MikaSingh) May 19, 2016
Athiya Shetty: ‘Sarbjit’ a story that needed to be told. What brilliant and honest performances Randeep Hooda, Richa Chadha, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Omung Kumar.
— Athiya Shetty (@theathiyashetty) May 19, 2016
Neil Nitin Mukesh: ‘Sarbjit’ Omung Kumar, Vanita, Sandeep Singh take a bow! Aishwarya Rai Bachchan is simply outstanding. My current favourite song is ‘salamat’.
— Neil Nitin Mukesh (@NeilNMukesh) May 18, 2016
Anubhav Sinha: ‘Sarbjit’ totally lives up to the hype. Take it away Richa Chadha, Aishwarya, Randeep Hooda, Bhushan Kumar and Jackky Bhagnani, Omung Kumar and T-Series.
— Anubhav Sinha (@anubhavsinha) May 18, 2016
Parineeti Chopra: All the best team ‘Sarbjit’! It’s going to be amazing!Watch this important film guys…Jackky Bhagnani, Priya Gupta Randeep Hooda.
— Parineeti Chopra (@ParineetiChopra) May 18, 2016
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