Darshan Kumar joins cast of Omung Kumar's 'Sarajbit'

Darshan Kumar is reteaming with "Mary Kom" director Omung Kumar for upcoming biopic "Sarajbit"

PTI| Updated: Nov 26, 2015, 20:29 PM IST
Darshan Kumar joins cast of Omung Kumar's 'Sarajbit'

Mumbai: Darshan Kumar is reteaming with "Mary Kom" director Omung Kumar for upcoming biopic "Sarajbit", which stars Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Randeep Hooda in lead roles.

The film is based on Indian prisoner Sarabjit Singh, who died in a Pakistani jail nearly a week after a brutal assault by other inmates.

While Randeep plays the titular role, Aishwarya will be seen in the role of his sister Dalbir Kaur. Richa Chadha will play Sarabjit's wife in the movie.

Darshan, who was last seen in Anushka Sharma-starrer "NH 10", will portray the role of Khalid Pervaiz, a Pakistani lawyer who fought for Sarbjit' release.

Omung confirmed Darshan's involvement in the project.

"Darshan Kumar is a brilliant actor who gave an outstanding performance in my previous movie Mary Kom. When I started working on my second biopic 'Sarbjit', I was certain that I need an exceptionally good actor who would do full justice to this particular role," the director said in a statement.

"Sarbjit" is slated to go on floors soon and is expected to release in May 2016.