When Omung Kumar's Sarbjit premiered at the Cannes Film Festival on May 15, Randeep Hooda, who essays the title role, was missing in action.
The actor had reportedly undergone an emergency appendicitis surgery and apparently been advised against travelling since he was on a strict diet. There were also rumours about Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, who played his reel sister, not willing to share the platform with him.
However, Randeep has now revealed the real reason behind his no-show.
The actor was quoted saying, "I did not want to take a risk and worsen my health. I had been advised three weeks of rest post surgery, but was unable to do so due to my commitments. Moreover, there was no incentive for me to go to Cannes. It was not that we were invited by the festival folk or that we were in the competition section. I just did not feel like going."