There are talks of a premiere for Sarbjit in Pakistan that Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Randeep Hooda, Richa Chadha and director Omung Kumar may attend.
The filmmakers of Sarbjit claim that the film does not show Pakistan in a bad light. “There is absolutely nothing anti-Pakistan about Sarbjit. I don’t know why people feel it might be a propaganda film against Pakistan. Both the nations should watch this film,” said the director.
The film is based on the life of Sarabjit Singh, an Indian national who was held captive in Pakistan on charges of terrorism and spying and was sentenced to death. His elder sister Dalbir Kaur fought for his release for 22 years with support from the Indian government. All to no avail, as he died six days after being attacked by a fellow prisoner at a Lahore prison in April 2013.
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Premiered at the Cannes International Film Festival 2016, the lead actress, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan drew a lot of criticism on the red carpet with her purple statement-making lipstick.
The makers are now planning to hold a premiere in Pakistan, they believe it’s just a situation where a normal person suffers because the political tension between the two countries.
Omung wants the Pakistan censor board to watch the film before making a decision. “Once they see the film it will be clear to them. Without seeing the film anybody can say it’s a wrong thing. They should see the film and take a judgement on it,” he said.
Sarbjit is scheduled to release on May 20, 2016.