Superstar Salman Khan’s campaign to free Sarbjit Singh was never part of the script of “Sarbjit”, says the film’s director Omung Kumar.
According to reports, a part of the story in “Sarbjit” supposedly concerned Salman Khan. In 2012, Salman had campaigned on Twitter to free the real-life Sarbjit Singh from jail in Pakistan where he was confined for over 20 years for alleged spying.
The film is about Sarbjit’s sister’s struggle to get him freed.
Omung said: “This is just not true. We don’t know who started it, or why. Salman’s campaign to free Sarbjit was never part of our script. Ever! So where is the question of deleting an episode that was never in our film? We don’t know who started this nonsense.”
A mutual friend of Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, who plays Sarbjit’s sister in the upcoming film, and Salman said: “Neither Salman nor Aishwarya wishes to have anything to do with one another. The last thing Salman would want is to have his name popping up in an Aishwarya-starrer. He doesn’t take kindly to his name being used without his consent.”