The trailer of Sidharth Malhotra and Kiara Advani’s Shershaah dropped yesterday on the eve of the 22nd Kargil Vijay Diwas and its already racking up loads of views on social media and YouTube. Shershaah is based on Captain Vikram Batra (PVC), a Kargil War hero who sacrificed his life for his country. Vishal Batra, Captain Batra’s twin brother, has now thanked the Indian Army and Karan Johar for making his dream come true. Vishal Batra had always wanted to make a film on his late brother.
“The dream of making a movie on Vikram began in 2015. When I met CDS Bipin Rawat sir, I told him that I wanted to make a movie and we would not be able to do it without the Army’s help. I have been with them (filmmakers) throughout the journey, for long. I now hope that the movie, Shershaah and Vikram’s journey inspires the youth of the country to join Indian Army,” Vishal said, according to a leading daily.
Shershaah is jointly produced by Dharma Productions and Shabbir Boxwalla. At the launch of the film’s trailer, Karan Johar said: “Shershaah is not just a film for us at Dharma Productions, it is a feeling, an emotion. We are honoured and privileged to be able to tell this story onscreen.”
“I was emotionally attached to Vikram Batra. When he sacrificed his life fighting, I was only 200 metres away. But today I am happy that a film has been made on his bravery, which will motivate the youth across India,” said General Joshi who was Captain Vikram Batra’s commanding officer during the 1999 Kargil War.