June 24, 2015:Â Aishwarya Rai Bachan, and Randeep Hooda, will be seen sharing screen space for the first time.Â Aishwarya, 41, and Randeep, 38, are going to be a part of Omungâ€™s next biopic Sarbji.
â€œAishwarya and @RandeepHooda in my next film SARBJIT coming soon.â€ Omung tweeted.
Actor Randeep HoodaÂ will play the titular role in “Sarabjit”, a biopic on the slain Indian prisoner Sarabjit Singh and his sister’s struggle for his release.Â Co-starringÂ Aishwarya Rai BachanÂ as Sarabjit’s elder sister Dalbir Kaur. The film will be directed Omung Kumar; director of â€œMary Komâ€
There were reports earlier that Omung was considering Farhan Akhtar and Pakistani actor Fawad Khan for the lead role in the movie.
Sarabjit, an Indian national, was convicted of terrorism and spying by a Pakistani court and sentenced to death in 1991 but the government had stayed his execution for an indefinite period in 2008.
Dalbir fought for her brotherâ€™s release from the Lahore jail but her quest ended tragically when he died in 2013 following a brutal attack by fellow prisoners.
Produced by Sandeep Singh, Zeeshan Quadri and Omung, â€œSarabjitâ€ will begin filming in October release in May 2016.