Randeep Hooda’s upcoming movie has already generated interest not only in India but in Pakistan as well. However, owing to the sensitive topic, the film has already fueled speculations that Sarabjit would depict Pakistan in a poor and negative light. However, Bollywood actor Randeep Hooda, who plays Sarabjit in the movie, denied there was any Pakistan bashing in the movie.
“I don’t think there is any Pakistan bashing per say in the film. But yes, there are a lot of prisoners over there and some are subjected to atrocities. I am not sure if that happens here as well…If you treat somebody for such things just because of their nationality and not their crime, then, if it happens in India or Pakistan, it is always wrong,” he said.
Randeep Hooda also said that the movie portrays how a man was caught up between the tensions of two countries India and Pakistan.
“The film is based in a Pakistan prison. But there is nothing that we are bashing a country like Pakistan. It’s just a situation where a normal person is stuck between the political ups and downs between the two countries.”
Sarabjit Singh was an Indian prisoner on death row in Pakistan’s Kot Lakpat jail in Lahore. Sarabjit died as a result of wounds sustained due to an attack by two inmates of the jail in May 2013. He was attacked by bricks and blunt objects which led to his death.
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Richa Chadda also star in the movie beside Randeep Hooda in Sarabjit.