The war drama is inspired by the life of Kargil war hero, Captain Vikram Batra and will have a direct-to-digital release
Sidharth Malhotra and Kiara Advani starrer Shershaah is all set for a direct-to-digital release. The makers have announced that the film will stream on the OTT platform Amazon Prime Video from August 12 as a lead up to the Independence Day weekend. Directed by Vishnu Varadhan and jointly produced by Dharma Productions and Kaash Entertainment, Shershaah is slated to be the biggest Bollywood war drama of the year. Besides Sidharth and Kiara, the film also features Shiv Panditt, Raj Arjun, Pranay Pachauri, Himmanshu Ashok Malhotra, Nikitin Dheer, Ankita Goraye, Pawan Chopra, Anil Charanjeett, Sahil Vaid and Shataf Figar in pivotal roles.
A story of valour, love and sacrifice, Shershaah is inspired by the life of Captain Vikram Batra. The film celebrates his valiant spirit, and honors his invaluable sacrifice in the Kargil War of 1999. Staying true to his codename ‘Shershaah’, Captain Batra’s valiant fight and ultimate sacrifice was instrumental in India’s victory.
Karan Johar says, “Shershaah is the true story of a war hero whose indomitable spirit and bravery brought victory to our nation. His sacrifices are invaluable and his life is an inspiration for generations to come. We are extremely glad to have found a home for what I believe is a true cinematic marvel, in Amazon Prime Video, and are excited to mark the beginning of a new chapter in our relationship with them. Shershaah is our homage to the valour of our soldiers and I hope every viewer’s heart swells with pride watching this film.”