“Shershaah, as a film is very close to my heart,” says Sidharth Malhotra, as the trailer of Karan Johar’s war drama also starring Kiara Advani was launched at Kargil Vijay Divas Celebrations in Kargil as a tribute to Captain Vikram Batra (PVC) and the Indian Armed Forces
In an ultimate tribute to Captain Vikram Batra (PVC) and the Indian Armed Forces, the makers of Shershaah launched the trailer of the much-awaited Amazon Original movie in Kargil at the Kargil Vijay Diwas Celebrations. The annual celebrations held to honour the heroes of the Kargil War served as the ideal stage to unveil the trailer of the film and was attended by actors Sidharth Malhotra, Kiara Advani, director Vishu Varadhan and producers Karan Johar and Apoorva Mehta.
The war-drama is a doting tribute to the courage and valor of the Kargil war hero, Captain Vikram Batra (PVC) and features Sidharth Malhotra in the title role along with a stellar cast of names like Kiara Advani, Shiv Panditt, Raj Arjun, Pranay Pachauri, Himanshu Ashok Malhotra, Nikitin Dheer, Anil Charanjeett, Sahil Vaid, Shataf Figar and Pawan Chopra. Inspired by a true story, the trailer of Shershaah celebrates the bravery and gallant spirit of Captain Vikram Batra (PVC) and honors his invaluable sacrifice in the Kargil War. Staying true to his codename ‘Shershaah’, Captain Batra fought till his last breath and his unflinching courage in chasing enemy soldiers out of Indian territory in one of the toughest mountain warfare missions which contributed immensely to India finally winning the Kargil War in 1999.
Sidharth is impressive as Captain Batra in the power-packed trailer, while Kiara looks effortless playing the role of Dimple Cheema with grace.
Watch the trailer here:
Sidharth Malhotra shares: “Playing a man in uniform always instills a sense of pride but portraying a legendary war hero like Vikram Batra was a huge responsibility to shoulder on and perform. The role called for a lot of physical and even more mental preparation to get into his shoes and bring to life the real-life story of a man whose courage and grit stood unmatched. I have tried my best to stay true to his persona and valour and I am thankful to the Batra family for trusting me. Shershaah, as a film is very close to my heart, and it is only fitting that we launch the movie’s trailer at the Kargil Vijay Diwas celebrations. It is an absolute honour to be here among the brave hearts of the Indian Army and their families.”
Kiara Advani who will be seen in the role of Dimple Cheema, a strong pillar of support to Captain Vikram Batra says: “I am honoured to portray a strong and inspiring woman like Dimple Cheema, as it made me understand the journey of the unsung heroes, the women behind the army men. While we celebrate the valour of the men at war, the sacrifices of the women at home often go unnoticed. Shershaah not only brings light to the contribution of these strong pillars of support but also offered me a chance to pay my tribute to their brave choices. It fills me with great pride to be a part of the Kargil Vijay Diwas, we are forever indebted to the bravery of those who fight at the frontlines and their families who support them and our country unconditionally.”
Director Vishnu Varadhan who debuts in Hindi cinema with Shershaah adds, “I could not have asked for a better start than Shershaah to mark my foray into Bollywood, or a better setting to present the trailer of our movie. Shershaah is not just a labour of love, it is my attempt at saluting the heroes who have served our nation time and gain. It was challenging yet thrilling to shoot this film and bring to life a real-life story of grit and bravery. My aim was to make a film that familiarizes today’s youth with Captain Batra’s valor and inspires them. This film is my ode to his undaunting spirit to bring victory to India, his fearlessness and sacrifice.”
Jointly produced by Dharma Productions and Kaash Entertainment, Shershaah will release as a lead-up to the Independence Day weekend on Amazon Prime Video on August 12.