“Sarbjit” is based on the life of Sarabjit Singh, who was wrongly accused in Pakistani Jail and suffered a long way till he died, never been able to see the free light!
Randeep Hooda, who played this intense character, spoke about how Pakistan is portrayed in the movie, and is certainly not shown with a negative phase.
“I don’t think there is any Pakistan bashing per se in the film. But yes, there are a lot of prisoners over there and some are subjected to atrocities. I am not sure if that happens here as well… If you treat somebody for such things just because of their nationality and not their crime, then, if it happens in India or Pakistan, it is always wrong.”
The actor remarkably added that that just because of all political commotion, it’s the Aam Aadmi who suffers.
“The film is based in a Pakistani prison. But there is nothing that we are bashing a country like Pakistan. It’s just a situation where a normal person is stuck between the political ups and downs between the two countries.”
The actor free-spiritedly spoke about his feelings at a special prayer meet on the third death anniversary of Sarabjit. The entire cast and Producer, Jacky Bhagnani, of Sarbjit along with Sarabjit’s sister Dalbir Kaur, his wife and daughter were present.
Dalbir was seen very satisfied with the movie, and complimented Aishwarya on her work.
“Aishwarya is like my younger sister. I saw a lot of me in her. It must’ve been difficult for her to adapt to Punjabi culture, language. It must’ve have been emotional for her too. I feel extremely proud of her and Randeep.”
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, while speaking her heart out, became visibly emotional and thanked everyone for letting her play the part gracefully.
“It is their (family’s) story, their film, they have a birth right to be privy and yet they extended liberty, faith and grace, which is truly commendable. Your story needs to reach far and wide.”
Watch the full speech: