Filmmaker Omung Kumar, who made his directorial debut with the National Award-winning Mary Kom, has landed another biopic, we hear.
Buzz has it that Kumar will direct a film about Sarabjit Singh, an Indian, who was arrested and onvicted in Pakistan on charges of espionage and was killed after being attacked in jail. Confirming the news, Kumar said, "Yes, I will be directing and co-producing Sarabjit. Even though I have three scripts lined up, this will be my next film after Mary Kom."
On his part, Producer-partner Zeishan Quadri says "We finalized Omung Kumar recently. He’s the perfect choice because Mary Kom was both a critically acclaimed film and a commercial success, Omung Kumar will start shooting the film in October and we plan to send it to Cannes next year and release it by the end of May 2016."
Sources claim that Zeishan also had an NOC from Sarabjit’s sister and the family. The film will go on floors in the first week of October with a start-to-finish 60-day schedule.