Bhushan Kumar: Limit English movies releasing in India

Bhushan Kumar, who is co-producing Aishwarya Rai Bachchan starrer ‘Sarbjit’, says the number of English movies releasing in India should be confined to a certain number.

‘Sarbjit’ will release in India alongside ‘X-Men Apocalypse’ on May 20.

During a conversation on #fame – a live video social platform, Kumar of T-Series was asked about the clash at the box office, to which he said: “English movies releasing in India should be confined to a certain number.”

“With ‘X-men’ release on the same day we can have tough competition but each of these two movies have their own niche audience, so there’s not much to worry about.”

‘Sarbjit’ is based on the life of Indian farmer Sarabjit Singh, who strayed into Pakistan, was convicted of terrorism and spying in Pakistan and sentenced to death. He died following a brutal attack by fellow prisoners in Lahore jail.

The Omung Kumar directorial throws light on the struggles of his sister – Dalbir Kaur (played by Aishwarya) in her quest to bring justice for her brother.

The film has been produced by Vashu Bhagnani, Bhushan Kumar, Sandeep Singh, Omung Kumar, Deepshika Ddeshmukh and Krishan Kumar.

On roping in Aishwarya for the role of Dalbir Kaur, Omung shared: “We wanted an actress who would be mature in her acting skills and someone who demanded attention. Aishwarya was the ideal match and was convinced to play Sarbjit’s sister in less than 15 minutes. She is the hero of ‘Sarbjit’.”

Not just this, they also spoke about ‘Sarbjit’ releasing in Pakistan. They said in unison: “We would love if the censor board of Pakistan accepted ‘Sarbjit’.”

Inputs from IANS