MUMBAI: ‘Biopics’ are the flavor of the season. Showman Subhash Ghai too is all set to make a biopic on Sarabjit Singh.
Subhash has roped in Anurag Sinha to play the main lead opposite Sonakshi Sinha, who has been signed to play his sister. At FTII, Anurag acted in short films and plays. He debuted in ‘Black & White’, directed by Subhash Ghai for Mukta Searchlight Productions.
Anurag is all set to essay the role of Indian death row prisoner in Pakistan who died in May this year.
“For Sarabjit Singh’s role I have cast Anurag, the boy I introduced in ‘Black & White’. He is brilliant and one of the finest actors. Our director feels he will play the part well, so we may cast him,” said Subhash Ghai.
Sources close to the production house say that Sarabjit Singh’s family is yet give their approval for the project.
This biopic is going to be directed by Ishwar Singh Muchhal and shall bring to the screen the tragic story of Sarabjit, who was convicted for his alleged involvement in the 1990 serial bomb blasts in Lahore and Faisalabad in which fourteen people were killed.
Sarabjit Singh was serving his sentence in Lahore’s Kot Lakhpat jail. On April 26 his inmates attacked him with bricks and plates and the injuries led to his death.