Aishwarya agreed to do Sarbjit in 15 minutes: Omung Kumar

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Omung Kumar says Aishwarya Rai Bachchan agreed to be a part of it within 15 minutes.

Though she will be seen in a deglam avatar in her coming film “Sarbjit”, director Omung Kumar says Aishwarya Rai Bachchan agreed to be a part of it within 15 minutes.

The film is based on Sarabjit Singh, an Indian national who was jailed in Pakistan on the charge of spying.

Aishwarya plays the role of his sister Dalbir Kaur.

Omung says he wanted to cast an actress who could pull off being a twenty-year-old and a sixty-year-old with equal ease.

“There are a very few actors who are in the middle range (in age) and mature enough to play a 22-year-old and a 60-year-old also. Young actors can be aged but it looks fake. I wanted that middle person,” Omung told PTI.

“Nobody would think of Aishwarya in this role at all. Because people might say ‘from which angle she looks like Dalbir’. I made Dalbir my way. All the mannerisms of Dalbir are there, the walk, the talk, but look-wise I’ve made Aishwarya not to look like Aishwarya,” the director added.