Sarabjit’s sister sends legal notice to Aishwarya Rai Bachchan


Before the movie on Indian prisoner Sarabjit Singh gets rolling, the movie dragged controversy for legal issue. A legal notice was send to Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, who has been roped in to play Sarabjit’s sister Dalbir Kaur and the film director Omung Kumar. The woman who sends the legal notice claimed to be Sarabjit’s real sister and she said that she has sent the notice fearing that the filmmakers might distort facts about Sarabjit.

Dalbir Kaur was the only sister of the prisoner who spread a nationwide campaign for the release of her brother from Pakistan prison and she was the only sister who used to talk to the media and officials on his behalf.

Baljinder, who also claimed to be Sarabjit's sister attached a copy of her family ranking along with the notice. "I also want my DNA test to be conducted and matched with Sarabjit's daughters," she said.

She also contradicted the well spread story about her brother crossing over to Pakistan in an intoxicated condition. She claimed that her brother did not cross the border in a drunken state and added that he was an agent of Research and Analysis Wing (RAW), external intelligence wing of the defence forces.

"Why belittle his sacrifice by portraying him as an alcoholic, who crossed the border under the influence of liquor. It is not correct," said Baljinder. She said she wouldn't let anyone tarnish her brother's name at any cost and go to any extent.

In 2014, Kaur had earlier sent a similar notice to filmmaker Subhash Ghai, who was going to produce a movie on the life of Sarabjit. The plans to make the movie on Sarabjit were later shelved.