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First look: Randeep Hooda as Sarabjit in Omung Kumar’s next

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Omung Kumar's much ambitious biopic on Pakistani prisoner Sarabjit Singh has gone on floor in Punjab and we have already received glimpses of the leading lady Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Richa Chadda who plays Sarbajit's wife. And now we get to see the man on whom the movie is based on - Sarabjit played by Randeep Hooda.

Randeep Hooda plays a Pakistani prisoner who was mistakenly imprisoned after they accused him to be an Indian spy. The actor who is working with Omung Kumar for the first time is leaving no stone unturned to prepare for the role. A source from the set overhears that Randeep feels that the director Omung Kumar played a strong motivation for him to go beyond his limits. It is the immense encouragement and confidence which the director holds in Randeep that has made the actor shed oodles of weight and acquire the perfect look for the film. Randeep will be donning many looks in the film as the story spans over 23 years of Sarabjit's life.

Commenting about it, the talented director Omung Kumar say, "When I had approached Randeep for this role, I was very clear in my mind that I need someone who is open about going through a rigorous weight loss, as the role demanded lots of different looks. Randeep took that as a challenge and agreed upon giving 100% dedication not to prove that he can do it as an actor but to do justice to the character and the film. The role needed Randeep to look very fragile with his bones being visible. He shed around 18 kgs of weight in 28 days, went through a strict diet and in fact in the last few days he was living completely on water. The moment I told him about all this, Randeep just looked into my eyes and said that he will do it! In fact now his weight loss has become a major catalyst for him to get into the character with the right body language and expressions.

Produced by Vashu Bhagnani and Bhushan Kumar, Sarabjit is slated to release on May 19, 2016.

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