Mumbai: Actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan will be seen in a de-glamourised avatar as Sarabjit Singh’s sister Dalbir Kaur in the Omung Kumar-helmed biopic on the Indian convict, who was hanged in a Pakistani jail.
The shooting of “Sarbjit” began this week in Mumbai with Aishwarya and Randeep Hooda in the lead.
The film will be shot in various cities of Punjab like Amritsar, Malerkotla and Patiala in the month of January and the last leg of the schedule will be shot in Delhi in the month of February.
In the film, Aishwarya is going for a complete makeover for her role as Dalbir Kaur sporting a de-glam look with no makeup and simple dressing.
“Omung and I are very proud that ‘Sarabjit’ is the first film that we both are producing under our banner Legend Films. We choose Aishwarya to essay the role of Dalbir because of her dedication to the craft,” producer Sandeep Singh said in a statement here.
“She has a lot of interest and worked together with the team to play a de-glam bespectacled Dalbir Kaur. When she came out of the caron the whole unit was stunned as they just couldn’t see a single bit of Aishwarya in the character,” Singh said.
“Sarbjit” is produced by Sandeep Singh, Kumar and Vashu Bhagnani. The film is slated to release on May 20, 2016 with its premiere scheduled at Cannes Film Festival.