Sidharth Malhotra is playing a Kargil war hero in his next film ‘Shershaah’. The film is based on the real life story of Captain Vikram Batra who fought for the country till his breath. Kiara Advani is playing the fiance of Vikram Batra in the film. Malhotra shared his nerve wracking experience during the filming of Shershaah.
In an exclusive interview with Indian Express, Sidharth Malhotra reveals the process through which they gone through during the shoot. Here are some of the highlights from the interview:-
Sidharth Malhotra revealed that Dharma Production wasn’t the initial banner to produce the film, it was Juglee pictures who we’re producing it. “When I met Shabbir Boxwala and Vishal Batra first, they gave me an introduction of what they wanted to do. We had a massive script at that time. We didn’t have a director, just had some material. It was a very early set up and that’s why we had another production house, who was doing it. So, Sidharth told Vishal that If you want to make this film, we will have to take some drastic steps and maybe change teams and producers.”
Later the actor went to Karan Johar and narrated him the story idea. Guess what? Karan Johar liked the story and agrees to produce the film. “From thereon we got Sandeep (Shrivastava, writer), then Vishnu, who agreed to make this as his first Hindi film,” Said Sidharth.
The student of the year actor also asked about his comfortness that he felt while playing such a real character. Sidharth replied, “It’s nerve-wracking to see that I might be doing my job as an actor, we might be making films but for that family, who’s letting us use their story, it’s not just a commercial film. It’s their family’s story, it’s their son and brother there. I remember when I was shooting in Palampur, I had met the family before, but it was the first time I visited their house. On the first floor they have a lovely museum of all his belongings, his clothes, camera or his diary, medals, it was very overwhelming.”
Shershaah is releasing on August 12 on Amazon Prime. The film succeeded in creating pre-release buzz around the war film.