News has been doing the rounds about who will end up bagging the role of Sarbjit Singh’s sister Dalbir Kaur. The name now associated to the film, titled ‘Sarbjit’, is none other than Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, as announced today.
Bachchan has already given the green light to be in the film which will be directed by Omung Kumar. Producer Sandeep Singh confirmed, ” Yes it is true, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan will be playing the role of Dalbir Kaur Singh. The role demanded a very strong character with a powerful aura, and Aishwarya perfectly fits the bill. She has given spectacular performances in all her previous movies and we are confident that she will do justice to this role.����After producing Aligarh and co-producing Mary Kom, I realized that content driven films are my calling which further motivated me to take up��Sarbjit, that will create an impact��and inspire the audience as well as the youth worldwide.”
Kaur’s role is definitely a woman of substance as she not only tried to get her brother released from jail but also wants the story of his life and her struggle for justice to be portrayed on celluloid so that the truth can be revealed to all. She was pleased with news of Bachchan’s signing, “I am delighted to hear that Aishwarya Rai Bachchan will be playing my character in the movie��Sarbjit.����She is a very fine actress with two decades of experience in Indian & International films and a very strong personality amongst the viewers as well. I have full faith in her and I am sure that she will do justice to my character and bring out the real emotions behind my struggle”.
The film will be a Cannes Film Festival 2016 release and is expected to go on the floors in October this year.
Earlier Priyanka Chopra, Kangna Ranaut and Sonakshi Sinha’s name has been in the mix for the film.
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