The National Award-winning actor has been riding high on the success of his last release Uri: The Surgical Strike. According to media buzz, the actor is back now, shooting for his next film. After wrapping up the first schedule in London, Vicky Kaushal is now in Amritsar for the second schedule of Sardar Udham Singh. It was in March this year that Shoojit Sircar announced his next film Sardar Udham Singh with Vicky Kaushal. A month later in April, Vicky Kaushal released his first look as Sardar Udham Singh. Dressed in a white kurta, Vicky can be seen praying at the Golden Temple.
While it has not been revealed how much of the martyr’s life will be pictured on screen, it has been earlier reported that the movie will be based around a particular incident. Soon after this announcement, Vicky came on board. Earlier, his first look from the movie had gone viral. The picture was released when he was in St. Petersburg in Russia.
Running my fingers thru the bullet holes at Jallianwala Baug, little did I know that 1 day I'd get a chance to bring alive the lesser known martyr, UDHAM SINGH. #SardarUdhamSingh @ShoojitSircar @ronnielahiri #SheelKumar @writish #ShubenduBhattacharya @filmsrisingsun @sardarudham pic.twitter.com/VxAfmGLYjB— Vicky Kaushal (@vickykaushal09) April 30, 2019
In an interview, Sircar said, "I have been waiting to tell the heroic tale of Shaheed Udham Singh for a very long time. It is a story very close to my heart. For it, I needed an actor who could give his heart and soul to the film, be with me and tell the story together. Vicky fits the bill perfectly. I have seen his work and the dedication he brings to it. I'm very happy he is on board this project."
The actor will be shooting in Amritsar as a part of the 25-day schedule in the city. The movie is being directed by Shoojit Sircar and written by Ritesh Shah and Shubendu Bhattacharya. Reportedly, Irrfan Khan was the first choice to play the titular role but was later replaced with Vicky since Irrfan was diagnosed with a neuroendocrine tumour which meant he couldn’t do an action role.
Sardar Udham Singh was a revolutionary who assassinated Michael O' Dwyer, the British officer who was responsible for the Jallianwala Bagh massacre. Sardar Udham Singh is set to hit the screens in 2020, and Vicky has already started shooting for the second schedule of the film. Talking about his first collaboration with Shoojit Sircar, Vicky had earlier said in a statement, "It's a surreal feeling because it's like a dream come true as I am finally getting to work with him. I have always been a big admirer of how Shoojit sir looks at his stories."
"The way he is looking at the character and the world is extraordinary as well as beautiful. Plus, it's also a big honor for me that finally, I am going to be directed by him. Honestly, that's something that will take time to sink in," added Vicky Kaushal.
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