Priyanka Chopra to play Sarabjit Singh's sister in biopic?
Omung Kumar allegedly wants Chopra to play the role of Sarabjit Singh’s sister in his next. Singh was an Indian national who was convicted by Pakistan's Supreme Court for terror activities in the country. He later died in a Pakistani jail.bollywood Updated: May 17, 2015 13:39 IST
Priyanka Chopra’s Mary Kom (2014) director, Omung Kumar, is apparently planning to team up with her for another biopic. He is set to make a film on late Sarabjit Singh, an Indian national, who was sentenced to death over charges of terrorism in Pakistan in the ’90s.
The Supreme Court of Pakistan convicted him for a series of bomb attacks in Lahore and Faisalabad that killed 14 bystanders in 1990. Sarabjit Singh died in a Pakistani jail in May 2013 after a brutal attack by some prisoners.
However, the story will not revolve around Sarabjit, but his sister, Dalbir Kaur, who fought a long battle to prove her brother’s innocence, and to bring him back to India. Industry sources reveal that Omung is keen to reunite with Priyanka, and he has conveyed this to producer Zeeshan Qadri.
“The makers have a couple of names in mind for the pivotal role, but now, they are trying their best to bring Priyanka on board,” says the source. Without divulging any details, Zeeshan says, “It’s up to Omung to decide whom he is comfortable working with. He suggested Priyanka’s name, among others, and we have talked to her too.”
Priyanka, who impressed with her performance in Mary Kom, also doesn’t rule out the possibility of this collaboration. She says, “Omung spoke to me about that (the film), but I will decide next year what I will be working on.”