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Cannes would be perfect platform for “Sarbjit”: Aishwarya

Actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan Feels That Cannes Film Festival Would Be The Perfect Platform To Showcase Her Upcoming Film “Sarbjit'. The Film Is A Biopic On Sarabjit Singh, An Indian Farmer Who Was Convicted Of Terrorism And Spying In Pakistan And Was Sentenced To Death.

PTI | Updated on: 26 Apr 2016, 07:48:56 PM


Actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan feels that Cannes Film Festival would be the perfect platform to showcase her upcoming film “Sarbjit”. The film is a biopic on Sarabjit Singh, an Indian farmer who was convicted of terrorism and spying in Pakistan and was sentenced to death.

It narrates the story from the point of view of Dalbir Kaur, Sarabjit’s sister played by Aishwarya, who endured severe hardships in trying to get her brother released.

After 22 years on death row, Sarabjit was attacked by fellow inmates in jail and died in a Lahore hospital in May 2013.

The title role is played by Randeep Hooda, while the role of his wife has been played by Richa Chadha.

There have been reports that “Sarbjit” will be screened at the Cannes Film Festival this year.

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First Published : 26 Apr 2016, 06:15:00 PM

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