Mumbai: Filmmaker Omung Kumar on Wednesday said no scenes featuring Richa Chadda 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.
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.