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Vicky Kaushal to Play Field Marshal Sam Manekshaw in Meghna Gulzar's Next Film Sam

Image of Vicky Kaushal in Sam, courtesy of Twitter

Image of Vicky Kaushal in Sam, courtesy of Twitter

On Thursday, Meghna Gulzar announced her next film with Vicky Kaushal, titled 'Sam.' This is the filmmaker's second collaboration with the 'Uri: The Surgical Strike' actor after 'Raazi' (2018).

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  • Last Updated: June 27, 2019, 11:55 AM IST
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After delivering two back-to-back successful war drama films, namely Raazi and Uri: The Surgical Strike, Vicky Kaushal will once again be seen donning the avatar of an army man in filmmaker Meghna Gulzar's upcoming film Sam. Kaushal will play the role of Field Marshal Sam Manekshaw, who was the Chief of Army Staff (COAS) of the Indian Army and best-known for commanding the Indian forces during the India-Pakistan war in 1971.

Sharing the news about the upcoming film, while also revealing Kaushal's first look in the period war-drama, Gulzar wrote on Twitter, "A Soldier’s Soldier. A Gentleman’s Gentleman. In remembrance, on the death anniversary of Field Marshal Sam Manekshaw. It is my honour to tell the story of one of India's greatest war heroes, with @vickykaushal09 essaying the historic man! @RonnieScrewvala @RSVPMovies (sic)."


Expressing his happiness over being cast for the upcoming film, Kaushal wrote on Twitter, "The swashbuckling general & the first Field Marshal of India- SAM MANEKSHAW. I feel honoured & proud of getting a chance to unfold his journey on-screen. Remembering him on his death anniversary & embracing the new beginnings with @meghnagulzar and @RonnieScrewvala. @RSVPMovies."


Notably, Sam is being produced by Ronnie Screwvala under RSVP films, which delivered the hugely successful Uri earlier this year. Kaushal is currently working on Shoojit Sircar's biopic on Udham Singh, while Gulzar has wrapped up the shoot of Chhapaak, featuring Deepika Padukone and Vikrant Massey. The film is inspired from the real-life story of Delhi’s acid attack survivor Laxmi Agarwal and releases on 10 January 2020.

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