Sidharth Malhotra on playing Kargil hero Vikram Batra: ‘ I consider myself lucky’

New Delhi: Shershaah is one of the most awaited films of the year. Fans are super excited to see the rumored couple Kiara Advani and Sidharth Malhotra together, sharing the screen. On Sunday, the lead cast with Karan Johar flew to Kargil for the film’s trailer launch and shared their experience about the film.

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“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. 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,” said Sidharth.

Kiara is playing the role of Dimple Cheema, the romantic interest of Captain Vikram Batra in the film said, “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.”

Further, she said, “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.”

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‘Shershash’ is a true story of Kargil war hero, Captain Vikram Batra who died during the war in 1999. Set in the 90s, the film offers an insight into the age of innocent romance, showcasing the chemistry between the leading pair.

The movie has been helmed by Vishnu Varadhan while Karan Johar, Hiroo Johar, Apoorva Mehta, Shabbir Boxwala, Ajay Shah, and Himanshu Gandhi are producing the film. Kiara, who will be playing Sidharth’s love interest in the film, was not seen in the first teaser of the film that was released a few days ago. 

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