Aishwarya, Randeep Hooda and Richa Chadha at Sarbjit's trailer launch
On Thursday, April 14, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan along with her co-stars Richa Chadha, Randeep Hooda, Dashan Kumar and film's director Omung Kumar, released 'Sarbjit's trailer. (Photo: Viral Bhayani)
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, who is essaying the role of Dalbir Kaur in the Sarbjit biopic, liked the film’s hard hitting story so she came on board.
Before starting the event, the actress requested everyone to keep a minute silence to honour Sarabjit and his family’s fight.
When asked the actress about her challenges of playing this d-glam role, she said, "How can we not tell such stories? So much reportage has been done. It was important to share this narrative. This story should not to be missed. I thank Omung and the entire team to come up with this script to me."
Randeep Hooda, who is playing the role of Sarabjit has actually left his fans amazed with his drastic transformation. When asked the talented actor, he said, "It was the hardest part to do weight loss. Not much has been come out about the real facts. I am proud to be the part of this film."
Richa Chaddha, who is portraying the role of Sarbjit's wife is really moved with the real life story. She said, "I read the script in 2 days. I feel our politicians have no such potential so through such films we are able to show the human side behind the statistics. This thing interested me."
The actress continued, "You all should read the letters of Sarbjit which he wrote to his wife from the prison. They are so romantic and poetic with all those Rajesh Khanna songs. One line which you all see in the trailer has some context the film."
This is by far the most different role played by Aishwarya. When asked her about this she said, "As actors we wait for such opportunities. It is so important for me to play Dalbir with such reality. I sat with omung to create the role. Though I didn't see each and every physicality of Dalbir. I feel my make up and costume played a big role in my character."
Randeep said, "I read an article long back which said Dalbir Kaur wants me to play the role of Sarabjit. I have lived that struggle of those 23 years. I used to chain myself for long hours in the bathroom and write letters to Omung. This is my one of the most prepared role so far. I thank my make up artist Renuka Pillai for making me what I am looking in the film. I used to have mood swings since I was starving."
At the trailer launch, "Richa said, You all should read the letters of Sarbjit which he wrote to his wife from the prison. They are so romantic and poetic with all those Rajesh Khanna songs. One line which you all see in the trailer has some context the film."
Towards the end of the launch, when we tried asking Aishwarya on the controversial issue of Panama files, she smiled and said, "The statement has been released before. Please refer to them. Thank you."