It is better if he is an actor because he knows what actors go through. I've always liked directors who are actors as well. It's always an advantage. The disadvantage is when directors have not been actors but are wannabe actors. That is difficult. They haven't done acting but they have an actor within," says Randeep Hood.
"I like his company and I hope he likes mine as well. It's good fun. If this film (Sultan) had somebody else, I wouldn't have done it. But since he (Salman) was there, I was like let's do it again," said Randeep
"In Pakistan the system is a distribution company first approaches the information ministry for importing and releasing an Indian film the ministry than asks the censor board to review content of the film"
Actor Randeep Hooda plays the titular role in the film while actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan played his sister Dalbir Kaur and Richa plays Sarabjit Singh's wife Sukhpreet
Randeep Hooda reportedly did not attend the screening of Sarbjit at Cannes as it was not being screened as part of the festival proceedings like other films, say, Anurag Kashyap's Raman Raghav 2.0, which premiered at the Directors' Fortnight section and had critics from around the globe reviewing it
Sarbjit revolves Sarabjit's sister Dalbir Kaur's struggle and relentless fight for her brother's freedom. Randeep Hooda played the titular role in Sarbjit while Aishwarya Rai Bachchan played the role of his sister
"I don't make movies for awards. It should be seen by everyone. It should be a success in that way. You are not making a film for yourself obviously. If we do get awards, then nothing like it," said Omung Kumar
Sarbjit chronicles the life of Indian farmer Sarabjit Singh (played by Randeep Hooda) who was killed in a Pakistani jail. It also tells the story of his sister Dalbir kaur (played by Aishwarya Rai), who leaves no stone unturned to get justice for her brother
"It was a matter of great joy that I found my brother in Randeep. In the film, he is not just a hero, but also my brother. When I had come on the first day, he was given a shot in a small room. I actually felt that my sher is sitting in that room," said Dalbir Kaur
"We are sending it (the film) to them for their censor board. There is nothing objectionable in the film. We would like it to release everywhere. We have just told the facts and these are from both sides, India as well as Pakistan," said Omung Kumar
"Randeep Hooda has given immense dedication and hard work to his character. He is well known for his method of acting but I believe that Randeep has given his entire heart and soul for Sarbjit. The level of dedication needs immense acknowledgment," said Omung Kumar
Four expletives uttered by actor Randeep Hooda in the film have been deleted from the sound-track