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Shooting of Aishwarya-starrer ‘Sarbjit’ hits ‘real sister’ hurdle

Ludhiana woman, claiming to the real sister of Sarabjit, reaches Narli village in Tarn Taran and disrupts proceedings; normalcy restored after police intervention

punjab Updated: Feb 20, 2016 23:30 IST
Surjit Singh
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Baljinder Kaur (40), who claims to be the real sister of Sarabjit, managed to reach the sets of the Aishwarya Rai Bachchan -starrer at Narli village, 25 km from here, and created a ruckus on Saturday evening. Aishwarya was in the village when the shooting was suspended.(HT Photo)

The shooting of upcoming film ‘Sarbjit’ — a biopic on Indian convict Sarabjit Singh who was beaten to death in a Pakistani jail in May 2013 — had to be stopped for some time after a Ludhiana-based woman Baljinder Kaur (40), who claims to be the real sister of Sarabjit, managed to reach the sets of the Aishwarya Rai Bachchan -starrer at Narli village, 25 km from here, and created a ruckus on Saturday evening. Aishwarya was in the village when the shooting was suspended.

The filmmakers had finalised their script after consultations with Dalbir Kaur who has been widely accepted as Sarabjit’s sister and had also hogged the limelight when the issue broke out around three years ago.

“The movie is based on falsehood and its shooting should be stopped. I sent two notices to the moviemakers, but received no response,” said Baljinder, who was accompanied by 20 people, including her husband Narender Singh.

Earlier on Saturday, around noon, Baljinder had reached Bhikhiwind and staged a protest at the main crossing of the town.

Slogans were also raised Dalbir Kaur and makers of the movie for around an hour. The police dispersed them with a warning to stay away from the movie sets, but they managed to reach it anyway.

“Dalbir has already earned a lot of fame and money based on false claims. If our demand to stop the shooting is not met, I will extend my protest to other states too,” she claimed.

State president of Bahujan Shakti Party Sukhdev Singh Chauhan had also accompanied her.

Interestingly, Baljinder had been claiming to be Sarabjit’s sister since the issue broke out and in September 2015 had held a press conference in Jalandhar to reiterate the claim.