Actor Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, who will soon be seen in the Omung Kumar-directed Sarbjit, said she thinks Cannes is the best platform for showcasing of the biopic.
“I do not know if the team will be able to make the opportunity possible on that platform as Cannes will be happening in the last week. Given the timeline, if it is possible, the team will look for the opportunity. But, however if there are too many deadlines to match regretfully, that chance may have to be cut off,” she said.
Being a regular face in Cannes, the former beauty queen will be walking on the red carpet as a brand ambassador of Loreal. The 69th annual Cannes Film Festival is scheduled to be held from May 11 to 22 while Sarbjit is slated to release on May 20. “We have to wait for the last 10 days to announce but that would have been the perfect platform to share the film. Somehow it is coinciding with the final week with Cannes,” she said.
Directed by Omung Kumar, Sarbjit is based on the life of Indian farmer Sarabjit Singh, who strayed into Pakistan, and was convicted of terrorism and spying in Pakistan and sentenced to death. He was killed by fellow prisoners in jail.
While Aishwarya will be seen playing Dalbir Kaur, Sarabjit’s sister, who suffered severe difficulties in trying to get her brother released, Randeep Hooda will be seen in the title role. Apart from Sarabjit, the actor will also be seen in Ae Dil Hain Mushkil along with Ranbir Kapoor and Anushka Sharma. The romantic drama, helmed by Karan Johar, is scheduled for release on October 28.