Randeep Hooda spent days in ‘jail’, chained himself for Sarbjit

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustsan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: May 05, 2016 10:20 IST
Randeep Hooda plays an Indian convict languishing in a Pakistan jail in Sarbjit,

Randeep Hooda’s drastic weight loss – the actor lost 18 kgs in 28 days – was not the only sacrifice he made for Sarbjit, biopic on an Indian national who was jailed in Pakistan on spying charges.

It has now emerged that the actor confined himself to a 6x4 self-designed ‘jail’ and put handcuffs weighing 2.5 kg to understand the pain Sarabjit might have gone through.

Read: Randeep lost 18 kg in 28 days for Sarbjit

A source close to Randeep Hooda has informed that weeks before he started shooting for the movie, the method actor confined himself to the cell and wore heavy handcuffs weighing approximately 2.5 kg each.

Watch Randeep and Aishwarya in Sarbjit trailer

Talking about Randeep’s efforts, director Oomung Kumar said, “Randeep Hooda has given immense dedication and hard work to his character. While he is well known for his method acting and I believe Randeep has given his entire heart and soul for Sarbjit. The level of dedication needs immense acknowledgment and it would be visible to others too once the movie releases.”

Read: Randeep, Aishwarya make us visit a painful life with Sarbjit trailer

Sarbjit traces the story of Sarabjit Singh, an Indian national who was jailed in Pakistani on charges of spying. The biopic traces the struggles of his sister, Dalbir Kaur (Aishwarya Rai Bachchan), who ran a campaign for his release. Richa Chaddha plays Randeep’s wife in the film. Sarbjit will release on May 20.

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