Sidharth Malhotra, the Student of the Year actor, will be essaying the role of Captain Vikram Batra in his upcoming movie with Dharma Productions, titled Shershaah. Accompanying him will be Lust Stories actor Kiara Advani. The movie is set to release in the year 2020.
The film is a biopic on Kargil hero and 'Param Vir Chakra' recipient Vikram Batra. Back in May, Karan Johar took to Twitter to announce the movie. Johar said that the shoot would be starting soon. The movie will be directed by Vishnu Vardhan.
Sidharth will be playing a double role in the film, wherein he will portray both Vikram Batra and his twin brother Vishal Batra. He told PTI, "This is my first biopic and I am super excited for it. He has a brother but the film is predominately about Captain Vikram. We are planning how to cleverly deal with it (double roles). He impacted so many people in the Army. I won't say he is a personality that everybody knows but I felt it was a story that needed to be told. I found his story fascinating”.
He further added that it is his responsibility to showcase the glory of Captain Batra on screen. In another interview, Sidharth mentioned that Captain Batra has sacrificed his life for our nation and thereby, he will never take this project for granted. Sidharth will be next seen in the movie Marjaavaan. He will be seen alongside Riteish Deshmukh, Rakul Preet Singh and Tara Sutaria in the film. This movie is written and directed by Milap Zaveri. It is set to release on November 8, 2019.
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