Amit Shah and Nitin Gadkari launch the poster of Sarbjit
The team of Sarbjit gathered together at Delhi to launch the first official poster of the film along with the honoree BJP president Amit Shah and Union Minister of Road, Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari on Monday at Amit Shah’s residence.
The team included director Omung Kumar, actresses Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Richa Chadha, actor Darshan Kumar and movie producers Bhushan Kumar, Vashu Bhagnani and Sandeep Singh.
The film is a true story of a sister’s 23 year struggle to release her brother Sarbjit from Pakistani jail.
Dalbir Kaur (played by Aishwarya Rai Bachchan), is the older sister of Sarbjit Singh (played by Randeep Hooda), a farmer from Bhikhiwind in Punjab (just 5 kms away from the Indo-Pakistan border), who in 1990 while farming, inadvertently, crossed over to Pakistan after having a couple of drinks, got mistaken as an Indian spy and was given capital punishment in 1991 but was not hanged. He was kept in the Kot Lakhpat jail in Lahore for 23 years, before he was killed by inmates. During his 23 years in jail, his sister Dalbir Kaur, who treated him more like her son than her brother, got to meet him only thrice in jail and made it her life’s agenda to get him released. While she finally did not succeed in getting him released, she is determined to reach his real story to the world through a film titled Sarbjit being made based on his life. The story of Dalbir and her family’s battle and finally defeat for not being able to bring her brother back alive is not just touching but heartbreaking.
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