Omung Kumar ‘amazed’ with Aishwarya Rai dedication


National Award-winning filmmaker Omung Kumar says he was left amazed by the determination of actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan when she decided to go ahead with the shoot of ‘Sarbjit’ despite getting hurt.

Sarbjit’ is a biopic on Sarabjit Singh, an Indian farmer who was convicted of terrorism and spying in Pakistan and was sentenced to death. Aishwarya essays the role of Sarabjit’s sister Dalbir Kaur. While shooting for one scene, Aishwarya had to run frantically through some lanes filled up with mud, stones and cow dung and her footwear broke. But the actress decided to shoot the scene barefoot.

Her feet were bruised by the end of the shoot. Kumar found it commendable. “We were shooting for a crucial sequence in Punjab, where Aishwarya had to run on a barren road. The heat was high and the crowd had gathered in great numbers so we had to finish that sequence as soon as possible. At the eleventh hour, Aishwarya’s footwear broke and without any time she promptly volunteered to go barefoot.

“I was amazed with her dedication and it was commendable that she did not throw any tantrums despite getting hurt,” Kumar said in a statement. The film features actors like Randeep Hooda, Richa Chadha and Darshan Kumar. Randeep essays the character of Sarabjit and Richa will be seen as his wife in the film, which will release on May 20.


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