Shershaah: Sidharth Malhotra on intense training for his character on real-life war hero Vikram Batra
 
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Shershaah: Sidharth Malhotra on intense training for his character on real-life war hero Vikram Batra

Shershaah, which also stars Kiara Advani, will release on Amazon Prime Video on August 12.

Sunidhi Prajapat
Aug 10, 2021
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Sidharth Malhotra knew that the story of Captain Vikram Batra aka Shershaah had to be told to the world as soon as he got approached by the war hero’s twin brother Vishal Batra. The actor dedicated himself to the required training and gave his blood and sweat to do justice with Shershaah’s titular role. 

According to a report in Bollywood Hungama, Sidharth said that he was gripped by Vishal’s account of his brother and he knew about Captain Vikram but not this closely, while after listening about his true courage and strength, the actor instantly connected with it and felt that the story needs to shared because every Indian should take pride in his heroism and patriotism. Sidharth promised to Vishal to tell Captain Vikram’s and the rest of the Indian army’s Kargil War story to the world and approached Dharma Productions for the same, to which they were immediately on board.

Sidharth’s character as Shershaah was quite physically demanding including all the techniques as well as the basic training of an armed soldier fighting at such a challenging height of Kargil. The actor wanted to tell the story of the war hero with the most sincerity and authenticity. To get his character’s persona the Marjaavaan actor had to go through intense drills, practised etiquette, body postures, body language, and weaponry training. “If we fell on the road, which myself and my co-star Shiv Panditt did, we risked infections with open wounds which would take over a week to heal,” Sidharth added about the process.

The entertainment portal also mentioned that Vishal, Vikram’s twin brother has already seen the film and is extremely happy with it, which makes Sidharth immensely proud. 

Shershaah, which also stars Kiara Advani, will release on Amazon Prime Video on August 12.

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