Bollywood actor Vicky Kaushal, who is known for his versatile performances, is set to portray the legendary war hero and Field Marshal Sam Manekshaw in the upcoming film Sam Bahadur. Kaushal, who has been lauded for his roles in films like Masaan, Uri: The Surgical Strike, and Sardar Udham Singh, recently opened up about his initial reaction when he was offered the role of Manekshaw.
Sam Bahadur trailer launch: Vicky Kaushal confesses he “secretly Googled” Sam Manekshaw when Meghna Gulzar approached him
During the film's trailer launch event, Kaushal revealed that he had heard a lot about Manekshaw through his parents, who are both from Punjab. However, he admitted that he didn't know how Manekshaw looked until he "secretly Googled him" after being approached for the role.
“My mother and father are both from Punjab and through them, I had heard a lot about him. But I didn't know how he looked. So during that conversation, I secretly Googled him and saw his photo,” he said.
"I said, 'He is very handsome and I will not get this role,' but I have to thank Meghna [Gulzar, the film's director] for giving me the role of this handsome person," Kaushal quipped, much to the amusement of the audience.
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The film also stars Sanya Malhotra as Manekshaw's wife Silloo and Fatima Sana Shaikh as former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi. Sam Bahadur is slated to release on December 1, 2023, and is expected to be a major contender at the box office.
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