Sidharth Malhotra has received a lot of praise for his daring performance as Captain Vikram Batra in the much-anticipated film Shershaah. Sidharth has spent a lot of time with Vikram’s friends and family over the last few years in order to better understand him.
After meeting Vikram Batra’s brother, Vishal Bhatra, the actor was inspired to make a film on his remarkable story.
Vishal Batra and his family were keen on Sidharth Malhotra playing Vikram Batra in the film, Vishal Batra shares, “When we met Sidharth for the first time we felt he had a lot of similarities with Vikram. During the course of our interaction with him, we found out that he was a very good human being, very humble, passionate, and a loving guy. Hence we thought he was a perfect choice to play Vikram’s role.”
In the film, Sidharth Malhotra has pulled off two very distinct appearances with ease, and his genuine acting has everyone’s heart.
Vishal Batra, while talking about Sidharth Malhotra’s performance shares, “Since this is the first time Sidharth is playing the role of a real character in his career, I believe it was very important for him to get into the skin of the character. Since Vikram is generally known as the Shershaah, it was important for Sidharth to see the other side of Vikram’s life, as a student, as a soldier, as an army officer, and definitely as a brother and a son”.
He further adds, “Sidharth did a lot of hard work in understanding Vikram to the entirety. He interacted a lot with his friends, family members, and personally with me to understand Vikram’s character, and I believe he has done a wonderful job and people will really love the action he has done in the movie.”
Shershaah is directed by Vishnu Varadhan and stars Sidharth Malhotra and Kiara Advani in the lead roles, as well as Shiv Panditt, Raj Arjun, Pranay Pachauri, Himanshu Ashok Malhotra, Nikitin Dheer, Anil Charanjeett, Sahil Vaid, Shataf Figar, and Pawan Chopra in supporting roles. Dharma Productions and Kaash Entertainment collaborated on the film to produce it.