Sidharth Malhotra feels lucky to play Kargil hero Vikram Batra on screen

Actor Sidharth Malhotra shared his experience of playing the role of the Kargil hero Vikram Batra in his upcoming movie, Shershaah.

Actor Sidharth Malhotra will be next seen in the movie ‘Shershaah’ directed by Vishnuvardhan. The film depicts the story of the Caption Vikram Batra, known as the ‘Kargil hero’. Sidharth said that he considers himself lucky to get an opportunity to play a real-life hero.

The actor will be seen in the double role of Caption Vikram Batra and his twin brother Vishal Batra. According to PTI, Sidharth opened up about his experience of the movie at a trailer launch event on Sunday. “This day is extremely emotional for me. We started this journey five years ago with Vishal Batra Ji. This is my first film where I have portrayed the life of a real-life hero. ‘Shershaah’ has been an experience bigger than a film,” he said.

The trailer launch event took place on the occasion of the 22nd Kargil Vijay Diwas at the National Horse Polo Ground in Drass town. The actor added, “I would like to thank the Indian Army… This story is about true, real-life heroes like you. And I consider myself lucky that I got to play him.”

The movie also stars Kiara Advani, who plays the role of Dimple Cheema (Vikram Batra’s love interest). Kiara shared, “Some films change you professionally but there are some that change you personally. Shershaah is that film for me. Thank you to the Batra family, Dimple, and everyone who made this possible for us. I will forever be grateful. We can’t wait to share this with the world.”

“I am quite nervous right now because I am standing in front of the Indian Army for the first time. No amount of words would justify the gratitude we all have in our hearts for each of you. I would also like to thank the families here. We salute you for your support, prayers, and for being true pillars of strength for men and women in uniform,” she added.

Director, Vishnuvardhan, marks his Hindi directorial debut with this movie. He said, “What we filmed on those heights is nothing compared to what the Indian Army achieved at that time. So, we have tried to bring everything possible on screen.”

The movie, Shershaah, will be released on August 12 on Amazon Prime Video.

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