Shershaah: Dimple Cheema confirms on Vikram Batra cutting his thumb; Writer initially didn’t believe it

Sandeep Srivastava, the writer, says he's certain he'll never portray chest-thumping patriotism in Shershaah. He claims that there was no necessity for hyper-nationalism here. Srivastava, whose latest film has received much praise, believes Shershaah's honest narrative is the reason for the great response.

With an IMDb rating of 8.9, Shershaah, which debuted on Amazon Prime Video on August 12, has become the most watched film on the streaming service in India. The war drama is based on the life of Captain Vikram Batra (PVC) during the Kargil War, and Sidharth Malhotra plays his lady love, Dimple Cheema.

In a chit chat conversation with The Indian Express Srivastava said that "He’s come of age and has put up a very fine act,” Srivastava said in a candid chat with "We could see Sidharth's dedication to the project right from the start while we were writing the script. We were able to observe him change.

The film's romance between Vikram Batra and Dimple Cheema (Kiara Advani) appears natural. Srivastava stated how he was able to accomplish this, given that what happens between two lovers is a intimate emotions “I met Dimple a couple of times. We noticed that their love story has certain turning points. So, in order to get from one milestone to the next, we had to apply a little imagination and cinematic liberty.

Initially, Srivastava thought  one scene was cooked where ,Vikram cuts his thumb and puts ‘sindoor' on Dimple at the bus stop, according to Srivastava. However, after Dimple confirmed it, he decided to write it in such a way that it fits into the narrative. “The act is over-the-top, as if from the 1970s or 1980s, but Dimple's reply of “kinna filmy banda mila hai mainu (My man is very filmy)” brings it back into balance. Srivastava stated, "Dimple is such a lovely character in this narrative."


Shershaah's realistic war scenes and subtexts were highly praised. The filmmakers used genuine army men on the scenes to maintain the film's authenticity. When Srivastava approached these combat or ambush moments, he claimed he offered the cops situations and scripted the screenplay based on how they would behave in the scene.

by Rashi Tiwari | Mon, Sep 06 - 05:51 PM

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