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Aishwarya Rai Bachchan to play Sarabjit Singh's sister in biopic

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan will play the key role of Sarabjit's sister in the movie.

bollywood Updated: Jun 08, 2015 15:11 IST
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The news is out, and it is a big one at that. Sandeep Singh, producer of the biopic on Sarabjit, a farmer languishing in a Pakistan jail after he was accused of spying for India, has announced that Aishwarya Rai Bachchan will play the key role of Sarabjit's sister in the movie.

In a statement issued on Friday, Singh said: “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 realised that content driven films are my calling which further motivated me to take up Sarbjit. It will create an impact and inspire the audience as well as the youth worldwide."

The movie will be directed by Omung Kumar whose last film was Mary Kom with Priyanka Chopra. It will be written by Rajesh Beri and Utkarshini Vashishtha.