Sidharth Malhotra and Kiara Advani, both of them have two releases this year, are coming together for Captain Vikram Batra biopic titled Shershaah. The film is produced by Karan Johar and Shabbir Boxwala production is directed by Vishnuvardhan. The film has finally gone on floors today.
Shershaah went on floor today and the shot done by none other than Lt Gen Y K Joshi (then Lt Col) and Commanding Officer of 13 JAK Rifles during Kargil War 1999. A photo from the mahurat shot was released in which one can see Sidharth Malhotra, Kiara Advani with of Dharma Productions, and Vikram’s twin brother Vishal Batra. The film will be shot for 70 days across Chandigarh, Kashmir, Ladakh and Palampur.
For the uninitiated, Vikram Batra was born in Palampur, Himachal Pradesh. At the time of Kargil War, this unit received orders to move to Kargil. Eighteen days after this, on June 19, 1999, he was ordered to recapture Point 5140 in his first major battle. He defeated the enemy and gave out a triumphant war cry, “Yeh Dil maange more.” While leaving the base, his colleague lost his legs in an explosion. The war hero went back just to save him that’s when he was hit by enemy’s bullet in his chest. He was martyred on the spot. He was honoured with Param Vir Chakra, India’s highest and most prestigious award for valour, for his actions during the war.