Cannes Film Festival 2015: Glamorous Aishwarya Rai Bachchan Charms the Red Carpet in Ralph & Russo
Cannes Film Festival 2015: Glamorous Aishwarya Rai Bachchan Charms the Red Carpet in Ralph & RussoReuters

After the stupendous success of "Mary Kom", director Omung Kumar is set to narrate the real life struggle and pain of brave heart Sarabjit Singh, the Indian national who died after a brutal attack in a Pakistani jail in 2013.

Earlier, speculations were doing the rounds that Kangana Ranaut, Deepika Padukone and Priyanka Chopra had been offered the role of Sarabjit's sister Dalbir Kaur.

However, it is now being said that beauty queen Aishwarya Rai Bachchan has been roped in to play the role, reported Bollywood Life.

Dalbir's untiring efforts to release her brother and get him justice, whom she treated more like her son, were no less than a struggle.

Speaking about the film, Kumar had earlier told Hindustan Times: "I am scared but I can't not show the truth. Usually, there are some fictional elements that are included in biopics ... but I can't do it with this one. There is a lot of pressure".

However, Dalbir who has seen "Mary Kom", is confident of the director. "Even when Sarabjit was in jail, I thought a film should be made so that we (the family) get the world's attention. People should know about the issue ... this film will show the kind of person that Sarabjit was, and what happened with him. In his last directorial, Mary Kom, Omung successfully expressed a lady's emotions, so I thought he would be able to understand a sister's feelings as well," she said.

Meanwhile, the former Miss World is busy with her comeback film "Jazbaa", the first look of which was unveiled at the recently concluded Cannes Film Festival.

After wrapping up "Jazbaa", Aishwarya will start shooting for Karan Johar's "Ae Dil Hai Mushkil" alongside Ranbir Kapoor and Anushka Sharma. She has also signed Sujoy Ghosh's next.

Also read