Bollywood actor Randeep Hooda, who will be portraying the role of Sarbjit Singh in his biopic, shares an emotional bond with Sarabjit’s real sister Dalbir Kaur.
Dalbir recently met Randeep on the film’s sets during the shoot at Bhikiwind, a town along the India-Pakistan border in Punjab. She also invited Randeep to her house for a meal.
“Randeep met Dalbir for the first time in Mumbai, before they started shooting for the movie. And when they were filming at Bhikhiwind, a town along the India-Pakistan border in Punjab, recently, Dalbir dropped in on the sets to meet Randeep. She shared stories of her and Sarabjit’s childhood. This even helped Randeep prepare for his role. He has promised her that he will come over for a meal. They share a great bond now,” a source from the film said.
When contacted, Randeep said, “It was a pleasure to meet Sarabjit’s family and friends in Bhikhiwind. Dalbir and both her daughters are adorable.”
Randeep has lost ounces of weight shedding 18 kgs withing 28 days for the role of Sarabjit. Actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan will be seen playing the character of Sarabjit’s sister Dalbir in the film.
Sarbjit is based on a farmer who crosses the India-Pakistan border under the influence of liquor and is mistaken as an Indian spy. He was kept in the jail for 23 years until he was killed by the inmates.
Directed by Omung Kumar, Sarbjit also stars Richa Chadha and Mary Kom actor Darshan Kumar in pivotal roles. The film is slated to release on May 19.