News has been doing the rounds that Amitabh Bachchan would be in the forthcoming biopic being made by Subhash Ghai about Sarabjit Singh. However, BizAsia has learnt that there is no truth in those reports.
Clarifying his position, Ghai said, ��� I need to clarify that�� Amitabh Bachchan is not in the film. Yes we did approach him but after reading the script, he informed us that he was playing a lawyer’s role in another film that he had already committed to…We mutually agreed not to cast him in this film, though i would have loved to have worked with a Legend like him. So now we are still talking to other actors for this role and will soon be announcing the name.”
Singh spent 22 years in a Pakistan jail on espionage charges and sadly died in prison in Lahore earlier this year.