Leading international actress Aishwarya Rai-Bachchan is set to attend exclusive events at the 69th Festival de Cannes to coincide with the first worldwide showcase of SARBJIT, the true life story of Sarabjit Singh, an Indian farmer who inadvertently crossed the India border into Pakistan, and was subsequently arrested, jailed and put on death row.
Omung Kumar’s much talked biopic ‘Sarbjit’ which strikes the right balance of strong story line, powerful cast, mesmerizing music album and hard-hitting dialogues is going to premiere at prestigious 69th Festival de Cannes
The leading lady Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, who religiously has attended the prominent and prestigious film festival for the past 15 years, is going to walk on the red carpet yet again with the team on the 15th of May. The gorgeous diva along co-star Richa Chadha, Director Omung Kumar, producer Bhushan Kumar, Deepshikha Deshmukh, Sandeep Singh and Jackky Bhagnani will be walking together on the red carpet at the Cannes Film Festival 2016. The film which can be tagged as one of the most anticipated film is going to be premiering at the festival, followed by media interactions of team with the international media.
Set to release on 19th May 2016 in the UAE and 20th May 2016 in other international markets by Grand Showbiz Media Entertainment, SARBJIT features an ensemble of acclaimed artists including one of India’s leading method actors Randeep Hooda who poignantly portrays the role of Sarabjit Singh, leading international actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan who essays the role of Dalbir Kaur, the brave, steely-eyed sister, fighting for her brother’s freedom and the critically acclaimed actress Richa Chadda who effortlessly performs the role of Sarbjit Singh’s wife Sukhpreet. The film also stars Darshan Kumaar in a supporting role.
Sarbjit is directed by the acclaimed director Omung Kumar, who’s last release, the National Award Winning biopic Mary Kom, sealed his position as a director with a panache for bringing to celluloid untold life stories.
SARBJIT is a stirring tale, depicting a 23-year tumultuous period, which Dalbir Kaur endured trying to secure her brother’s release from imprisonment. Her character is a reminder to us all to fight, to hold on and never give up.
The film spotlights many such powerless and exploited victims who are waiting for justice from the over-burdened and crippled judicial system, many of who may have died unknown deaths. Sarbjit Singh is one such prisoner in an overcrowded jail who became a victim of collateral damage of the historical animosities.
SARBJIT is presented by Gulshan Kumar, Pooja Entertainment & Films Ltd, and Legend Studios Pvt. Ltd and is set to release on 19th May in the UAE and in other international markets on 20th May by Grand Showbiz Media & Entertainment.