Sarabjit prayer meet: Aishwarya touches Dalbir Kaur’s feet

Sarabjit Singh’s prayer meet was an emotional moment not only for the family members of the late Sarabjit Singh but also for the entire team of ‘Sarbjit’, which is being directed by Omung Kumar of ‘Mary Kom’ fame. When Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, who essayed the role of Sarabjit’s sister Dalbir Kaur was invited to the stage, she touched her feet.

'Sarbjit' stars Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Randeep Hooda, Richa Chadha along with their director Omung Kumar, came together to commemorate the third death anniversary of Sarabjit Singh. Darshan Kumar and producer Jacky Bhagnani were also present along with Sarbajit's sister Dalbir Kaur, his wife and a daughter.

Aishwarya, who turned emotional after Dalbir's speech, said she was honoured to play the part. “Thank you for allowing us into your lives and having faith in all of us. We are blessed that we have got to know you’ll and had the opportunity to be the vehicles to translate your story to the world, which is such an important story.”

The movie directed by Omung Kumar is based on Sarabjit, who died following an assault by fellow prisoners at a Pakistani jail. Omung said, “I had earlier made up my mind to not make another biopic but when I saw her (Dalbir) speeches on YouTube, I decided that this story needs to be told.”

Randeep Hooda, who played the lead role in ‘Sarbjit’ said, “I can’t fathom what Sarbjit must have gone through in the 23 years he spent in jail. But what is even more terrible is what the entire family went through. I am thankful to the whole family; it’s not easy to bear your pain and to trust people with your own lives. I am extremely thankful to Omung for being so careful and sensitive while bringing it to light." 

The actor also said that the film does not show Pakistan in a bad light. "I don't think there is any Pakistan bashing per say in the film. But yes, there are a lot of prisoners over there and some are subjected to atrocities. I am not sure if that happens here as well...If you treat somebody for such things just because of their nationality and not their crime, then, if it happens in India or Pakistan, it is always wrong."

Randeep said the film basically tells the pain of a common man, who was stuck between the political climate of India and Pakistan. "The film is based in a Pakistan prison. But there is nothing that we are bashing a country like Pakistan. It's just a situation where a normal person is stuck between the political ups and downs between the two countries."