Randeep Hooda’s recent portrayal of the Indian farmer Sarabjit Singh, who was accused in being an Indian spy and imprisoned in Pakistan, is earning him much applause already. However, it’s Singh’s real sister Dalbir Kaur who has been impacted the most by his performance. So much so that, she sees her dear brother who she fought for, in the actor.
“It was a matter of great joy that I found my brother in Randeep. In the film, he is not just a hero, but also my brother. When I had come on the first day, he was given a shot in a small room. I actually felt that my sher is sitting in that room. I messaged him that he lives for thousands of years and doesn’t get the evil eye of anyone,” NDTV reported Kaur expressing.
She even went on to state, how she would like Hooda to be a part of her last rights when she passes. “I would like to tell Randeep that I have truly seen Sarabjit in him. I have a wish and I would like to take a promise from him that when I die, he should definitely give me kandha (shoulder). My soul will receive peace that Sarabjit gave me kandha,” she went on to say.
Kaur spent the 23 years in which her bother was in jail, fighting for his freedom. However, in 2013 Singh was attacked by a group of inmates and died a few days later.
It’s no secret that Hooda went through some vigorous preparations in order to do justice to the role. If Kaur’s statement is anything to go by, it seems all the actor’s efforts have paid off.
Directed by Omung Kumar, ‘Sarabjit’ (2016) also stars Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Richa Chadha.