Actor Sidharth Malhotra will begin shooting for the Vikram Batra biopic in April, reports suggest. The actor was cast in the role of the Param Vir Chakra awardee back in 2018. The film will also see Malhotra play the role of Batra’s twin brother, Vishal.
The tabloid Mumbai Mirror reported that the actor is likely to begin shooting at the DAV college in Chandigarh, following which the shoot will move to the Batra family residence at Palampur in Himachal Pradesh.
Captain Vikram Batra was awarded the Param Vir Chakra posthumously for his exploits in the Kargil war of 1999. The film is likely to be titled Kargil’s Sher Shah, after the monicker given to Batra by the Pakistani army in their war messages.
Malhotra is currently shooting for the Nikkhil Advani production, Marjaavaan. He is likely to begin training with an armed forces unit after the wrap-up of the shoot, to prepare for his role.
The biopic on Vikram Batra is to be directed by Vishnuvardhan. No leading lady has been finalized yet to play the role of Batra’s girlfriend.
The film is being co-produced by Dharma Productions and Shabbir Boxwala.