Student Of The Year Sidharth Malhotra has started preparing for his role as army officer, Captain Vikram Batra, here are the details.
Mumbai: Joining the list of illustrious biopics to release this year will be one about Kargil war martyr, Captain Vikram Batra. Actor Sidharth Malhotra will be playing the titular role and has already started the training session to get into the role.
The film will go on the floors by the end of this month. A source close to the film's development told Mumbai Mirror that the movie may be titled Kargil's Sher Shah. According to the report, the Student of the Year actor will sport different looks from different timelines of the Kargil martyr's life and is attending workshops to learn the use of military weapons. Sidharth has also met Captain Vikram Batra's family to learn more about him.
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“The film will be shot in approximately 70 days across Chandigarh, Palampur, Kashmir and Ladakh, beginning with DAV college, where Vikram studied. However, it won’t be a marathon schedule, as Sidharth has to take a break in-between for the promotions of his next film, Jabariya Jodi," the source revealed.
The movie will be helmed by director Vishnuvardhan, a former associate of filmmaker Santosh Sivan.
Captain Vikram Batra led one of the most heroic mountain operations during the Kargil war and was referred to as 'Sher Shah' in the intercepted messages from Pakistan. Batra was grievously injured when he braved enemy firing to drag an injured soldier to safety. He was 24-year-old. The martyr was posthumously awarded the Param Vir Chakra, India's highest military honour in 1999.
Prior to this, Malhotra had also played an army officer in the Neeraj Pandey-directed Aiyaary. On the work front, Sidharth recently wrapped up the shoot for Marjaavaan and will be seen next in Jabariya Jodi opposite Parineeti Chopra.
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