Sidharth Malhotra's Biopic on Kargil War Hero Vikram Batra Finally Gets a Title
Written by Sandeep Srivastava, the film has been titled Shershaah.
Sidharth Malhotra. (Image: Yogen Shah)
Sidharth Malhotra, who will be playing the lead in the film, took to Twitter on Thursday to make the announcement. "Excited to play Vikram Batra, a real-life hero on screen! Titled 'Shershaah'! Shooting begins soon," he tweeted.
Excited to play Vikram Batra, a real-life hero on screen! Titled - #Shershaah! Shooting begins soon 🎥@Advani_Kiara @vishnu_dir @karanjohar #HirooJohar @apoorvamehta18 @b_shabbir #AjayShah #HimanshuGandhi @DharmaMovies pic.twitter.com/Umi5rqu1jk— Sidharth Malhotra (@SidMalhotra) May 2, 2019
Kiara Advani, who will be seen alongside Sidharth in the movie, also took to the micro-blogging site to share the news. "Super excited and thrilled to be a part of this one! Can't wait for 'Shershaah' shoot to begin soon," she tweeted.
Super excited & thrilled to be a part of this one! Can't wait for #Shershaah shoot begins soon! @SidMalhotra @vishnu_dir @karanjohar #HirooJohar @apoorvamehta18 @b_shabbir #AjayShah #HimanshuGandhi @dharmamovies pic.twitter.com/2Ka4fayz7x— Kiara Advani (@Advani_Kiara) May 2, 2019
Shershaah will mark the Bollywood directorial debut of filmmaker Vishnu Vardhan, who is best known for making popular Tamil films Arinthum Ariyamalum (2005), Pattiyal (2006), Billa (2007) and Arrambam (2013).
Written by Sandeep Srivastava, it will be jointly produced by Karan Johar, Apoorva Mehta, Shabbir Boxwala, Ajay Shah and Himanshu Gandhi.
However, the makers are yet to announce when the film will go on floors and its release date. Talking about the film Sidharth had earlier said, "Vikram Batra's life story will inspire you and bring a smile on your face. I am really excited to play the character."
Notably, Vikram Batra was awarded the Param Vir Chakra—India's highest war-time gallantry award— posthumously for his role in the Kargil war of 1999.
(With inputs from IANS)
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