Aishwarya's Sarbjit shoot halted, producer arrested for hurting national sentiments

DECCAN CHRONICLE.
Published Mar 18, 2016, 2:45 pm IST
Updated Mar 18, 2016, 2:45 pm IST
The sequence which is set in Pakistan has Darshan Kumar's character giving a speech with the message of peace and prosperity.
The shoot was brought to a halt for over four hours and executive producer Zafar Mehdi was put behind bars for two hours.
 The shoot was brought to a halt for over four hours and executive producer Zafar Mehdi was put behind bars for two hours.

Mumbai: The makers of 'Sarbjit' have faced yet another roadblock after a long wait at the Wagah border. The team members were shooting for a sequence at Bhendi Bazaar when the shoot was brought to an abrupt halt.

The sequence which is set in Pakistan has Darshan Kumar's character giving a speech with the message of peace and prosperity. The rally sparks off protest from some members of the gathering carrying placards with anti-India slogans in Urdu. However, this didn't go down well with the group of locals as they raised objections claiming that it has hurt their National sentiments.

 

Read: A long wait for Sarbjit crew at the Wagah Border

The locals went ahead to file a complaint against the makers, following which the executive producer, Zafar Mehdi, was put behind bars for over two hours.

The shoot was halted for over fours hours till the team requested the police officials to release Zafar Mehdi as they had valid permission to shoot for the film.

The film 'Sarbjit' is based on the life of Sarabjit Singh, an Indian farmer who was convicted of terrorism and spying in Pakistan.

Randeep Hooda will play the role of Sarabjit Singh. Aishwarya Rai Bachchan will essay the role of Sarabjit’s sister Dalbir Kaur. Kaur was the face of the family's fight to free Sarabjit who died in a Pakistani jail after being attacked in April, 2013. 

Richa Chadha plays the role of Sarabjit’s wife in the film. The film will be narrated through the perspective of Sarabjit Singh’s sister Dalbir Kaur, played by Aishwarya.





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