Sarbjit Team’s tribute to the real Sarbjit Singh, the innocent farmer
Omung Kumar’s upcoming biopic ‘Sarbjit’ , the heart wrenching story about the Indian farmer, Sarbjit Singh who was imprisoned in Pakistan jail for a mistaken identity and his sister’s fearless struggle for 23 years to release him. In the week of the death anniversary of Sarbjit Singh, the makers of the film held a low key event in Iskcon Temple Auditorium, Juhu where they paid homage to the slain farmer.
The serene event was attended by Sarbjit’s sister Dalbir Kaur, Sarbjit’s wife Sukpreet Kaur, Sarbjit’s daughter Poonam Singh along with lead starcast of the film Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Randeep Hooda, Richa Chaddha, Darshan Kumar and director Omung Kumar.
Also present were the producers Vashu Bhagnani, Bhushan Kumar, Deepshikha Deshmukh, Sandeep Singh, Jackky Bhagnani, Krishan Kumar, Cinematographer Kiran Deohans and entire crew.The event commenced with the recitation of beautiful hymns from the holy book Guru Granth Sahib, followed by a formal introduction of the real life Sarbjit’s family by reel life family members. The cast and crew shared their journey in making the film and paid their respect towards the entire family and Sarbjit Singh.
Sarbjit Singh died on 2nd May, 2013 and two days ago was his 3rd death anniversary. It was planned attempt to coincide this event because we felt this would be a perfect way to introduce his real family to world and pay our tribute to him.”
“Sarbjit is a very special film for me as it is about something that i was immensely moved with. The story is known to all but, putting it on to a film and keeping it as real as it was indeed was a challenge. What happened to Sarbjit is tragic. But there are hundreds of innocent Indians languishing in Pakistani jails. Sarbjit the film is our tribute to all those innocents”, said Director Omung Kumar.
‘Sarbjit’ releases worldwide on 20 th May, 2016. Directed by Omung Kumar Producer: Vashu Bhagnani, Bhushan Kumar, Deepshikha Deshmukh, Sandeep Singh, Omung Kumar Jackky Bhagnani, Krishan Kumar, Creative Director: Sandeep Singh, Co – Producers: Ajay Kapoor, Priya Gupta, Vanita Omung Kumar, Rajessh Singh, Creative director: Sandeep Singh, Director of Photography: Kiran Deohans, Screenplay: Utkarshini Vashishtha and Rajesh Beri, Dialogue: Utkarshini Vashishtha , Production Designer: Vanita Omung Kumar, Editor: Rajesh G Pandey, Chief Marketing Officer : Vinod Bhanushali, Executive Producer: Zafar Mehdi, Supervising Producer: Akshay Balsaraf, Costume: Shaahid Amir & Neetu Singh, Music: Jeet Gannguli, Amaal Mallik, Shail-Pritesh, Tanishk Bagchi and Shashi Shivam, Background Music: Shail-Pritesh, Lyrics: Rahsami Virag, Turaz, Sandeep Singh Arafat Mehmood, Sound: Kunal Parikshit, Choreographer: Vishnu Deva, Casting Director: Shruti & Parag, Action Director: Pradyumna Kumar Swain. (PK), Publicist: Archana Sadanand (Imagesmiths)