New Delhi: Today is the birth anniversary of Field Marshal Sam Manekshaw and on this prestigious day director, Meghna Gulzar announced the title of the film made on his biopic. Starring Vicky Kaushal in the lead role, Meghna Gulzar’s Sam Bahadur is the upcoming project that will blow out your mind. Vicky’s first look was unveiled in 2019 and fans were super excited but due to the pandemic, everything got postponed. Finally, happy news for fans has been released today with the title reveal video.
Vicky Kaushal who will be playing the lead role in Field Marshal Sam Manekshaw’s biopic took the news to his Instagram and wrote, “The man. The legend. The brave heart. Our Samबहादुर… On the birth anniversary of Field Marshal #SamManekshaw, his story has found its name. #SamBahadur.” Also, in June last year, he shared another poster on his social media and wrote, ‘A huge honour and an even bigger responsibility.’
The film was announced back in 2019 by director Meghna Gulzar with the first official look poster that shook the internet. She captioned the post, ‘A Soldier’s Soldier. A Gentleman’s Gentleman. In remembrance, on the death anniversary of Field Marshal Sam Manekshaw. It is my honour to tell the story of one of India’s greatest war heroes, with @vickykaushal09 essaying the historic man!’
Sam Manekshaw’s military career spanned four decades and five wars. He was the first Indian Army officer to be promoted to the rank of Field Marshal and his military victory in the 1971 Indo-Pak war led to the creation of Bangladesh. Produced by Ronnie Screwvala and directed by Meghna Gulzar, the film stars Vicky Kaushal in and as Sam Bahadur.