Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, who is at the French Riviera currently is thrilled about the screening of her upcoming film ‘Sarbjit’. In an exciting turn of events, Aishwarya’s upcoming film ‘Sarbjit’ directed by Omung Kumar is screened at the ongoing Cannes Film Festival today. It will be followed by a press conference a day after. We got our hands on a few pictures straight from the screening of ‘Sarbjit’ at Cannes 2016.
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This will be the 15th year of Aishwarya gracing the Cannes red carpet. Earlier at a press conference, Aishwarya had expressed that Cannes is the best platform for showcasing the biopic. However, her co-star Randeep Hooda will give the Cannes premiere of 'Sarbjit' a miss because the doctor advised him against travelling after his appendicitis surgery.
'Sarbjit' is the true life story of Sarabjit Singh, an Indian farmer who inadvertently crossed the India border into Pakistan, subsequently arrested, jailed and put on a death row. It depicts a 23-year tumultuous period, which Dalbir Kaur (Sarabjit Singh's sister) endured trying to secure her brother’s release from imprisonment.
'Sarbjit' is slated to release on May 20 worldwide, but will make it to the UAE on May 19.