Actor Randeep Hooda hopes following the release of biopic “Sarbjit”, Hamid Nehal Ansari, a Mumbai engineer jailed in Pakistan for alleged espionage, will get a speedy justice.
Ansari had crossed over illegally to Pakistan from Afghanistan in 2012 reportedly to meet a girl he had befriended online and then went missing. He was later arrested and tried by a Pakistani military court, which pronounced him guilty of espionage.
“It’s three and half years now and Hamid has not got any justice yet. I am sure he is not a spy. He had gone to meet his girlfriend there. It’s not only Hamid, there are many innocent people in jails of both the countries. They should be released soon and our film ‘Sarbjit’ will help them to get justice,” he told reporters here.
Randeep, 39, who essayed the role of Indian death row prisoner Sarabjit Singh in the film, said the character taught him to enjoy life to the fullest.
“My takeaway from the role is that I have become more positive in life. I am lucky that I am getting food to eat and fresh air to breathe. I have learnt that we should not be deterred by tough situations and we should always appreciate our family.”
For playing Sarabjit, Randeep had undergone a massive physical transformation.
“I feel it was more emotionally and mentally challenging. Sarabjit spent 22 years of his life in Pakistan jail. So, it was quite tough for me to understand the nuances of his psyche.”
The film released today.
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