Vicky Kaushal is set to play freedom fighter Sardar Udham Singh in a film, which will be directed by Shoojit Sircar. The film is a biopic on the revolutionary, who assassinated Michael O'Dwyer, the former Lieutenant Governor of Punjab in British India in 1940, to avenge the 1919 Jallianwala Bagh massacre. The first look of the film was recently revealed. Trade analyst Taran Adarsh took to social media and wrote, "Vicky Kaushal in and as #SardarUdhamSingh... Directed by Shoojit Sircar... Written by Ritesh Shah and Shubendu Bhattacharya... Produced by Ronnie Lahiri and Sheel Kumar... 2020 release"
Sircar said Kaushal was the "obvious choice" for the film, which was earlier set to feature Irrfan Khan."If you look at Vicky's track record, he is taking brave steps and making some really fabulous choices. I wanted an actor who is ready to give his heart and soul to the film. Plus, he is a Punjabi boy and my film is a story of a Punjabi man," the filmmaker said in a statement.
The first look was also posted by Kaushal on Instagram and looking at the 'comments' and 'likes', one can say that the response has been immense. Many also thought that he looked like popular detective Sherlock Holmes. Take a look-
Meanwhile, Vicky Kaushal was last seen in 'Uri: The Surgical Strike', The Aditya Dhar directorial is based on surgical strikes that were carried out by the Indian Army in Pakistan following the 2016 terror attacks at the Uri base camp.The film has and continues to be a phenomenon at the box office and has been loved almost unanimously by the audiences. The biggest evidence of it was how Prime Minister Narendra Modi and other celebrities used the viral war cry ‘How’s the Josh.’
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