Randeep Hooda Makes Shocking Revelations About 'Sarbjit' Co-Star, Aishwarya Rai, 'She's So Unreal..'

In a recent interview, Randeep Hooda opened up about working with Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and revealed why he couldn't form a great bond with her.


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Randeep Hooda Makes Shocking Revelations About 'Sarbjit' Co-Star, Aishwarya Rai, 'She's So Unreal..'

Randeep Hooda is gearing up for the release of his film, Swatantrya Veer Savarkar, which is the controversial biopic of the Hindu nationalist, Vinayak Damodar Savarkar. The movie also marks Randeep's directorial debut as the original director, Mahesh Majrekar, departed due to creative differences with the actor. For the unversed, Ankita Lokhande will also feature in the film as 'Yamunabai'.

Randeep Hooda opens up on his experience of working with Aishwarya Rai Bachchan

In an interview with Humans of Bombay, Randeep Hooda opened up on his experience of working with Aishwarya Rai Bachchan in the film, Sarbjit. Talking about the same, he said that the actress had a very sincere presence on set but they didn't share a lot of scenes together. He was heard saying:

“She was great, very courteous, she does her job well. She’s all there, she’s very sincere about it. Although we didn’t have many interactions on set because a lot of my scenes were away from her, but whenever we did, she was all that she’s made out to be.”

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Randeep Hooda reveals Aishwarya looks unreal

Directed by Omung Kumar, the film, Sarbjit is a biopic of Sarabjit Singh, who was arrested by the Pakistan military on the grounds of terrorism and espionage in Pakistan. In the same conversation, Randeep also mentioned that despite the team's best efforts to make Aishwarya look plainer and real, they weren’t quite successful. He added that the actress looked unreal and said:

“They tried their best to make her look real, but she’s so unreal.”

Randeep Hooda reveals he couldn't bond much with Aishwarya Rai Bachchan

When asked about the bond that he made with Sarabjit’s real family, Randeep shared that he formed a close relationship with Sarabjit’s sister, who is no more now. He further revealed that he even gave fire to her funeral pyre which was her last wish. However, Randeep added that he couldn't form a great bond with Aishwarya and said:

“While making the movie, more than Aishwarya, I formed a great bond with Sarabjit’s sister. She has passed away now, and her desire was that I come and give fire to her funeral pyre, which I did. I wish I had more time with her, she was a great lady, and she really looked after Sarabjit’s kids. They’re all well settled, I’m in touch with them. That movie had a real-life impact.”

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When Amitabh Bachchan praised his bahu, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan's film, Sarbjit on KBC 15 

In the Diwali special episode of Kaun Banega Crorepati 15, Randeep Hooda appeared on the show, and Amitabh Bachchan talked about the former and his bahu, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan's film, Sarbjit. Talking to Randeep, Amitabh praised his performance in the film, Sarbjit and stated that he has never done something like that. Further, the legendary actor mentioned he became Randeep's fan after watching the film and how brilliantly the latter performed his part. Big B said:

"Randeep, I wish to tell you that I'm a big fan. I've watched many of his films, and he performed brilliantly in all of them. Randeep, you had done a movie with Aishwarya Rai-Sarbjit. It's based on a real-life story. He accidentally crosses the border and is arrested and convicted. In the film, you see Randeep holed up in a small cell. He lived in those very conditions. I've never done that in my life."


What are your views on Randeep Hooda's revelations?

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