Bollywood actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan’s latest film Sarbjit released a fortnight ago and has garnered a good position at the box office. Based on Sarabjit Singh’s life and directed by Omung Kumar, the biopic has received mixed response from the audiences, media and industry due but has been loved for the powerful performances and hard-hitting story line. The film was also declared tax free in Uttar Pradesh, India. After holding a screening at Cannes Film Festival 2016 and releasing it in India, the makers have received a chance to screen their film for the Tihar Jail inmates.
According to an insider, the prisoners of Tihar Jail will be entitled to watch a film after a gap of 5 years. The last movie seen by them was in 2011. The movie will have 4 screenings at a stretch of four days with multiple timings. The biopic showcases the struggle of the innocent Indian farmer Sarbjit Singh, who was imprisoned in Pakistan for a mistaken identity and his family’s relentless fight to release him. Randeep Hooda portrayed the character of Sarabjit Singh and Aishwarya played his sister Dalbir Kaur.
Confirming the news, producer Vashu Bhagnani said, “Sarbjit is not just the story of a prisoner, it is also the story behind a prison cell number. It is as much the story of a family destroyed the struggle of a sister. It is the story of an innocent prisoner’s suffering and also what his family goes through.”
Sarbjit has garnered good reviews from audience. The film is doing a good at the box-office even in its second week and has reached a total of Rs. 29.78 crores in India.