Earlier we had reported that filmmaker Omung Kumar, whose directorial debut Mary Kom won the National Award for Best Popular Film of 2013, had already locked on his next project – Sarabjit. Omung even confirmed the same saying, “Yes, I will be directing and co-producing Sarabjit. Even though I have three scripts lined up, this will be my next film after Mary Kom.” Now we hear that the director has roped in none other than Aishwarya Rai Bachchan to play the role of Dalbir Kaur in the film.
In fact while the film will be the story of Sarabjit, it will be told through the eyes of his sister, Dalbir Kaur, after his conviction of terrorism and spying by the Pakistani court and him getting sentenced to death in 1991, and the subsequent campaign stated by his sister for his release.
When we contacted Omung, the director confirmed the smae saying, “Yes Aishwarya will be part of the Sarabjit bio pic and will be playing the role of his sister, Dalbir Kaur.” Further talking about how he managed to rope in the actress Omung adds, “In fact when I narrated the script to Aishwarya she had tears in her eyes and said a straight yes to being a part of the film.”
Co-produced by Zeishan Qadri, who holds the rights for the film along with an NOC from Sarabjit’s sister and the family, the film will go on floor in the first week of October with a start-to-finish 60-day schedule. It will be shot in and around Punjab.