"Playing Captain Vikram Batra Is The Toughest Role Of My Life" Says Sidharth Malhotra

"Playing Captain Vikram Batra Is The Toughest Role Of My Life" Says Sidharth Malhotra

"Playing Captain Vikram Batra Is The Toughest Role Of My Life" Says Sidharth Malhotra

New Delhi: The bollywood is currently brimming with biopics, and the latest one is said to be based on the life of Captain Vikram Batra, who died in the Kargil War of 1999. It is reported that Sidharth Malhotra will be headlining the biopic based on the life of Kargil War hero. The 33 year old actor is preparing for the the biopic and said that, it has been the"toughest role of his life." He said, "I will do the biopic on Vikram Batra. It is the toughest role of my life. I am preparing for it but it seems like I have to prepare more for it because it is not enough for the kind of character that I am playing," as quoted by news agency IANS. He added, "I feel it is an emotional responsibility to play that character because the family of Vikram Batra felt that I can play his role so, it is a big responsibility to present their story on the big screen."

Captain Vikram Batra died at the age of 24. He was honoured with the Param Vir Chakra - India's highest military award - posthumously. 

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The title of the biopic is undecided yet and will be directed by Vishnu Varadhan and is being co-produced by Dharma Productions and Shabbir Boxwala. The shooting of the movie is expected to begin this year. The actor told news agency IANS, "Dharma Productions is involved in it and we have a really good director as well so, we are all very excited for it. We start shooting for it in a few months and hopefully, we will have a very good film."

Before working on Captain Vikram Batra biopic, Sidharth Malhotra will start shooting for his next film with Parineeti Chopra. He said, "There is a love story of Balaji (Balaji Motion Pictures) in which I am working with Parineeti Chopra. We will start shooting for that film in the next two days in Lucknow. We will announce the title and other details of the film soon," as quoted by news agency IANS. Sidharth Malhotra and Parineeti Chopra have previously shared screens with Vinil Mathew's Hasee Toh Phasee, which released in 2014.


(Inputs from news agency IANS)

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