The National Film Awards 2023 were revealed from New Delhi’s National Media Centre, and Shoojit Sircar’s 2021 film Sardar Udham, starring Vicky Kaushal, was named Best Hindi Film. Now, the Masaan actor has reacted to the film’s box office success by dedicating it to Irrfan Khan.
Vicky took to his social media handle and shared the film’s poster. He captioned it, “Congratulations team!!! Honoured and grateful to be a part of #SardarUdham … To Irrfan Sir!.” The role was originally written for Irrfan Khan; however, after his demise on April 28, 2020, the part was later given to Kaushal.
Sardar Udham is based on the life of Udham Singh, a Punjabi freedom warrior who murdered Michael O’Dwyer in London in retaliation for the 1919 Jallianwala Bagh massacre in Amritsar. Banita Sandhu, Shaun Scott, Stephen Hogan, Amol Parashar, and Kirsty Averton also appeared in the film.
Meanwhile, Vicky was most recently seen in Zara Hatke Zara Bachke, co-starring Sara Ali Khan. The Great Indian Family, starring Manushi Chhillar, Manoj Pahwa, Kumud Mishra, Sadiya Siddiqui, Alka Amin, Srishti Dixit, Bhuvan Arora, Ashutosh Ujjwal, and Bharti Perwani, will follow. It will be released on September 22, 2023.
Vicky also has Sam Bahadur in the works. It will be based on the life of Sam Manekshaw, India’s first field marshal. Meghna Gulzar directed the film, which stars Fatima Sana Shaikh, Neeraj Kabi, Sanya Malhotra, Edward Sonnenblick, and Zeeshan Ayyub, among others.