Mumbai: We all know that Randeep Hooda is an actor par excellence. He has portrayed a variety of characters on screen and has been able to pull them off in style. But Omung Kumar’s ‘Sarbjit’ wasn’t an easy project. The Haryanavi hunk indeed had a huge challenge in front of him – to do justice to the character of Sarabjit Singh.
While interacting with the media during the trailer launch of the film, Randeep narrated details about his transformation into Sarabjit Singh.
He said, “somebody forwarded to me an article when the real Dalbir Kaur was saying that she would like me to play the role, and I was like 'Really!'. I then did more research and by the time I met Omung, I knew him very well".
Omung handed over Sarabjit’s letters, pictures and video footage to Randeep. The actor was required to shed kilos to justify the character. He also learnt Punjabi and even arranged for a tooth mould from Canada, to show his tooth decay.
"I went through the letters, I made his thoughts mine, I made his words mine. I have written many letters, which I have not sent to Omung, which I will never send, because now I read them and I think they're too personal. I used to sit at home in the chains and lie in my bathroom for a long time, and write letters to Omung, as if he was my sister, but I would address it as Omung."
"Sorry Omung, if you love me enough I will give you those letters."
(With IANS inputs)