Darshan Kumaar: Don't think 'Sarbjit' will be banned in Pakistan

Dubai: Actor Darshan Kumaar, who plays a lawyer in the upcoming biopic of Indian convict Sarabjit Singh, says he is certain the movie will get a release in Pakistan despite its sensitive subject.

Omung Kumar and Darshan Kumaar on the sets of 'Sarbjit'
Omung Kumar and Darshan Kumaar on the sets of 'Sarbjit'

Directed by Omung Kumar, the movie is based on Sarabjit, who died following an assault by fellow prisoners at a Pakistani jail. It stars Randeep Hooda in the titular role and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan as Sarabjit's sister Dalbir Kaur.

"I don't think 'Sarbjit' will get banned in Pakistan because it gives a good message. We are not trying to say who's right who's wrong. We are trying to show the the reality that Sarabjit was misunderstood, the way he was treated that we have showed in the film," Darshan told PTI here.

About his role, he said playing a Pakistani lawyer fighting for Sarbjit meant a lot to him as an actor.

"My character, Awaiz Sheikh, is a fighter. He is staying in Pakistan and fighting for Sarabjit. It is a big thing, like a common man fighting the world. It is an amazing role and I had a lot of fun doing it."

Recently, an important sequence was being shot with Darshan in Mumbai that required the use of placards which had anti-nation quotes written in Urdu mentioned on it.

The locals from Bhindi Bazaar created a rift after seeing those placards, as they thought it to be the real protest against the nation. They even complained to the cops about it and the shooting was stalled.

Commenting on the issue, Darshan said, "Actually, they misunderstood the situation. They thought we were chanting anti-India slogans. We told them we are shooting a film and that is a part of a scene. They didn't understand and hence called the police. We had to compromise."

"Sarbjit" will arrive in theatres on May 20.

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