National-award winning Hansal Mehta directed Shahid, with Rajkummar Rao in the lead, based on the life of lawyer and human rights activist Shahid Azmi.
This year, the ace filmmaker is coming up with a film called
Aligarh, with Manoj Bajpayee in the lead, telling the
story of a gay professor from Aligarh University.
Known for making realistic films and eye opening biopics, Hansal
Mehta has set his eyes on Sarabjit Singh's life story as his next
The director is still on a look out to find an actor who could
play Sarabjit; meanwhile Hansal is already in talk with Second
national-award winning Kangana Ranaut to play his sister,
The sister of Sarabjit Singh, Dalbir Kaur spent more than 20
years of her life for her brother's independence from Pakistan
prison. This fight caught the attention of director Hansal Mehta
and was inspired to make a film on Sarabjit Singh's life.
Hansal Mehta has always directed heartfelt films like
Citylights and biopics like Shahid and this year's
upcoming film Aligarh, so this movie seems like a perfect
The story of Sarabjit Singh's death created a national ruckus
and Dalbir's struggle to free her brother captured the nation's
This certainly caught Hansal's attention and started working on the script of this film. The filmmaker's spokesperson confirmed by saying, "Yes, Hansal has met and spoken to Kangana. An official announcement will be made when things are finalised."