Omung Kumar denies chopping Richa’s scenes from ‘Sarbjit’

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Mumbai, May 25 (IANS) Filmmaker Omung Kumar on Wednesday said no scenes featuring Richa Chadha were cut from “Sarbjit” — as opposed to what the actress has claimed.

“It is completely untrue about us cutting her role. It is a bound script, the scenes were exactly the same before starting the film and I had narrated Richa the same. So, no scenes were cut of hers in the film,” Omung said in a statement.

“Sarbjit”, which released on May 20, is based on the real-life story of Sarabjit Singh, an Indian villager who was convicted for spying and terrorism and languished in a Pakistani jail for several years, while his sister Dalbir Kaur, tried vigorously to secure his release. He was attacked by inmates at a prison in Lahore in April 2013 and died a few days later.

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Actor Randeep Hooda plays Sarabjit in the film, while actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan is seen as his sister Dalbir, and Richa plays Sarabjit’s wife Sukhpreet.

The “Masaan” actress, in a recent interview to a daily, said: “Some of my best scenes had to go. The one scene that I still have towards the end where I am shown bonding with Aishwarya’s character has no context since all my scenes showing my kinship with her are gone.”

Co-produced by Vashu Bhagnani, Bhushan Kumar, Deepshikha Deshmukh, Sandeep Singh, Omung Kumar, Jackky Bhagnani and Krishan Kumar, “Sarbjit” has collected Rs.18.15 crore at the box office so far.



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