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Cannes would be a perfect platform for Sarbjit: Aishwarya Rai

Sarbjit 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.

bollywood Updated: Apr 27, 2016 13:20 IST
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Aishwarya Rai Bachchan at a product launch in Mumbai.(IANS)

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.

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan during the launch of L'Oreal Paris Cannes 2016 collection in Mumbai on April 26, 2016. (IANS)

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.

“It’s (film) releasing on May 20. I don’t know if we will be able to make the opportunity possible on that (Cannes Film Festival) platform as well. In the last week (of film release) we meet you (media). So given the time line if it’s possible the team will use that opportunity,” said Aishwarya.

Watch: Aishwarya, Randeep in Sarbjit trailer

“However there are many deadlines to be met. We will wait for the team to announce if there is an opportunity. It (Cannes) would be the perfect platform to share it, but it is coinciding with the release of the film,” added Aishwarya.

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The Omung Kumar-directed film is set to be screened in theatres on May 20.