Perhaps due to the element of politics involved in the life of Sarabjeet Singh, the Indian prisoner who languished in Pakistani jail and died under mysterious circumstances, his biopic was released in the presence of two ruling party heavy weights- BJP president Amit Shah and Union Minister of Road, Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari on Monday. Shah has launched the first official poster of filmmaker Omung Kumar’s film ‘Sarbjit’ at Shah’s residence.
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, who played the role of Dalbir Kaur, sister of Sarabjeet –who fought for his release and Richa Chadha as his wife were also present along with actor Darshan Kumar and movie producers Bhushan Kumar, Vashu Bhagnani and Sandeep Singh. Ranadeep Hooda essayed the lead role.
“I would like to congratulate the team for making a film on this topic. It’s the story of a young man, who gave away all his life for his nation. I would like congratulate the whole team and wish them success for the film. I hope that the message of the film should reach to every part of India. Dalbir Kaur and Sarabjit Singh’s struggle will motivate everyone,” Shah said at the event.
Talking about her experience, Aishwarya said: “It’s a subject we are all very familiar with and those who are not, we were very keen that they get to know this story because it’s a very important one that we as a nation would need to understand, recognise and respect. I feel extremely honoured to play the part of Dalbir Kaur, a lady I immensely respect.”