Aishwarya Rai, Randeep Hooda's biopic ‘Sarbjit’ goes on floor


SARBJIT’, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan’s third comeback film after ‘Jazbaa’ and ‘Ae Dil Hai Mushkil’ went on floor. Omung Kumar starts shooting ‘Sarbjit’ with Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Randeep Hooda today.

The biopic based on slain Indian prisoner Sarabjit Singh, kicked off on Monday (December 14). Kumar took to Twitter to share the news with his followers:

#SARBJIT shoot starts today @Vanita_ok #AishwaryaRai @RandeepHooda @RichaChadha_ @DarshanKumaar @SandeepsinghOne

This is Omung Kumar’s second movie which is again a biopic basically after ‘Mary Kom’, starring Priyanka Chopra. He has roped in Aishwarya Rai Bachchan to play Sarabjit Singh's sister Daljit Kaur. Randeep Hooda has been signed on to play the role of Sarabjit in the film. Richa Chadha has been signed to play Sarbjit’s wife while Randeep Hooda of ‘Main Aur Charles’ play the key role of Sarbjit Singh.

The poster narrates the painful journey of Sarbjit Singh, an Indian farmer who was convicted of terrorism and spying in Pakistan and was sentenced to death there. He was attacked by inmates at a prison in Lahore in April 2013 and died a few days later.

Randeep Hooda also shared the first look poster of the film, along with the news that they had begun shooting for Sarbjit, on Twitter:

Randeep Hooda also shared the first look poster of the film, along with the news that they had begun shooting for Sarbjit, on Twitter:

@OmungKumar: #SARBJIT shoot starts today @Vanita_ok #AishwaryaRai @RichaChadha_ @DarshanKumaar @SandeepsinghOne pic.twitter.com/fgMzhfJwDM

Before casting Aishwarya Rai Bachchan as Sarbjit Singh's sister Daljit, Omung Kumar had said in an interview, "I have not thought of any actress yet. We also have been hearing about lot of actresses being finalised for this project, but it is not true. We are looking for strong, bold, powerful, bindaas, fiery ... Feisty (actress). We are not focusing more on getting the physicality right ... We are not looking to have a duplicate of Dalbir Kaur."

Dalbir's struggle inspired the director to give nod to the biopic. He had said, "The story of Sarabjit Singh, his sister ... Her struggle for 23 years to get her brother out of jail was something that interested me. I read the story, saw videos and it just shocked ... Surprised me."
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