Mumbai: It is official! Kiara Advani and Sidharth Malhotra are paired in the upcoming biopic on Kargil war hero Captain Vikram Batra, the film is titled Shershaah.
Actress Kiara Advani confirmed the film on her social media on Twitter profile. He captioned, “Super excited & thrilled to be a part of this one! Can’t wait for #Shershaah shoot begins soon! @SidMalhotra @vishnu_dir @karanjohar #HirooJohar @apoorvamehta18 @b_shabbir #AjayShah #HimanshuGandhi @dharmamovies”
Actor Sidharth Malhotra will slip into Batra’s shoes in the film, whereas Kiara Advani will play the female lead. The film will be helmed by Vishnu Varadhan.
Confirming the film, Sidharth Malhotra tweeted, “Excited to play Vikram Batra, a real-life hero on screen! Titled – #Shershaah! Shooting begins soon…@Advani_Kiara @vishnu_dir @karanjohar #HirooJohar @apoorvamehta18 @b_shabbir #AjayShah #HimanshuGandhi @DharmaMovies”
The film is produced by Karan Johar under his home production Dharma Productions. The film is based on the life Captain Vikram Batra, an officer of the Indian Army, who fought in the Kargil War in June 1999 in the Dras sub-sector. He was instrumental in the capture of Point 5140 on the Tololing Ridge leading to Tiger Hill. He laid down his life during the subsequent operation of Point 4875, bravely rushing forward to rescue Lieutenant Naveen, a subaltern under Batra. He was posthumously awarded the Param Vir Chakra for his actions during the war.
The film will be extensively shot in North India for 70 days across the regions of Chandigarh, Palampur, Kashmir and Ladakh.
Meanwhile, Sidharth Malhotra will be seen in Jabariya Jodi and Marjaavaan. Actress Kiara Advani will be seen in Kabir Singh.