The young actors Sidharth Malhotra and Lust Stories fame Kiara Advani started their shooting for their new flick 'Shershaah'. It's the first time for the duo to share the screen space together on the silver screen. In this film, Sidharth will play the role of an Army officer. The actor earlier played the same role in the film Aiyaary.
Now, the Student of the Year actor will be seen in the role of Captain Vikram Batra in his biopic. Vikram Batra is a real-life warrior in Kargil who received Param Vir Chakra for his courage. The actress Kiara will play the main female lead in the film. The filmmaker already commenced the first-day shoot of the film in Chandigarh.
Vishnu Varadhan is the director of the film. The film critic shared the news on his official Twitter handle and wrote, 'Sidharth Malhotra and Kiara Advani... #Shershaah goes on floors, filming begins... Directed by Vishnu Varadhan.'
Speaking about the film, Shershaah is an extraordinary story and motivational life of Captain Vikram Batra who was an Indian Army Officer. He died during the Kargil War at the age of 24. As per the reports, Sidharth will play a dual role in the movie. From the picture revealed on the internet, we can see the sets of Shershaah film in Chandigarh.
Sidharth said, 'We are planning how to cleverly deal with it (double roles). He impacted so many people in the Army. I won't say he is a personality that everybody knows but I felt it was a story that needed to be told. I found his story fascinating.'
Karan Johar, Hiroo Johar, Apoorva Mehta, Himanshu Gandhi, Ajay Shah, and Shabbir Boxwala jointly bankroll this film. Even, Karan Johar shared the same news and posted a poster on his Twitter handle. He wrote, 'Beginning the journey of Shershaah soon!@SidMalhotra @Advani_Kiara @vishnu_dir #HirooJohar @apoorvamehta18 @b_shabbir #AjayShah #HimanshuGandhi @dharmamovies.'