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Aishwarya Rai to play Dalbir Kaur Singh in Omung Kumar's 'Sarabjit' biopic

India TV News Desk 05 Jun 2015, 17:34:48 PM IST
India TV News Desk

New Delhi: Aishwarya Rai is all set rule Bollywood again with her upcoming films. After making her comeback in Sanjay Gupta's 'Jazbaa', the diva will be seen in Omung Kumar's biopic on Sarabjit.

As per the reports, Aishwarya Rai will play the role of Dalbir Kaur Singh - the sister of Sarabit in the film.

Confirming the news the producer of 'Sarabjit', Sandeep Singh says, " 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 'Sarabjit', that will would create an impact  and inspire the audience as well as the youth worldwide.

Dalbir Kaur is the sister of Sarabjit Singh, a farmer from Bhikhiwind in Punjab, who while farming in 1990 crossed over to Pakistan, was mistaken as an Indian spy and was given capital punishment in 1991 but wasn't hanged.

Sarabjit Singh was kept in jail for 23 years, before he was killed by a few inmates after the death of Afzal Guru in India. During the time, Sarabjit was in jail his sister Dalbir Kaur didn't leave any stone unturned to bring back her brother. As she didn't succeed in getting him released, now she is determined to show his real story to the world with the help of filmmaker Omung Kumar.

Omung Kumar is the director of Priyanka Chopra's successful film 'Mary Kom'. The film that is expected to go on floors in October this year, will be screened at Cannes in 2016.