Darshan Kumar who was seen in films like Mary Kom and NH10 will be seen in a prominent role in Omung Kumar’s Sarbjit. He will be portraying the role of Khalid Pervaiz, a Pakistani lawyer who fights for Sarabjit’s justice.
Darshan has previously worked with Omung in his debut directorial Mary Kom and the director who is thrilled about the second time association with the actor said, “Darshan Kumar is a brilliant actor who gave an outstanding performance in my previous movie Mary Kom. When I started working on my second biopic Sarabjit, I was certain that I need an exceptionally good actor who would do full justice to this particular role. I called Darshan for a narration and after hearing it; he instantly said yes and added that he would do anything for me given the respect he has for me. This really touched my heart.”
Based on the real life story of Sarabjit, a Pakistani prisoner who was convicted of terrorism by the Pakistani court, the film Sarabjit presents the version of his sister Dalbir Kaur who fought for her brother’s justice. Khalid Pervaiz was more than a friend and a brother to Sarabjit and was a major support for his sister Dalbir Kaur’s fight to free him from the Pakistani jail.
Sarabjit has Aishwarya Rai Bachchan playing the role of Dalbir Kaur, while Randeep Hooda plays her brother and the protagonist Sarabjit. The film is slated to go on floors soon and is expected to release in May 2016.