Shershaah is directed by Vishnu Vardhaan and produced by Dharma Productions and Kaash Entertainment.
After teasing theatrical release earlier this year, Shershaah will now directly drop on Amazon Prime Video. The film stars Sidharth Malhotra playing the role of PVC awardee Capt. Vikram Batra. The film stars Kiara Advani as the female lead and is directed by Vishnu Varadhan. Shershaah will stream from August 12, 2021, and the makers announced it with a video featuring brave Vikram Batra and glimpses of the Kargil War of 1999.
The video ends with Sidharth seen as Batra in his first look where he blazes guns in the war. Shershaah co-produced by Karan Johar under his home banner Dharma Productions is the true story of Vikram Batra whose courage remains eternal and his memory indelible in the Indian psyche. His contributions count as blessings in India's win over the enemy in the 1999 Kargil War.
Shershaah also features Shiv Panditt, Raj Arjun, Pranay Pachauri, Himmanshu Ashok Malhotra, Nikitin Dheer, Ankita Goraya, Anil Charanjeett, Sahil Vaid, Shataf Figar and Pawan Chopra in pivotal roles.
In a statement, Karan said, "Shershaah is the true story of a war hero whose indomitable spirit and bravery brought victory to our nation."
The filmmaker said that the film is a homage to the valour of soldiers and added, "I hope every viewer's heart swells with pride watching this film."
While Apoorva Mehta, who is the CEO of Dharma Productions stated, "We knew Shershaah would be a special film from the minute the Batra family approached Sidharth Malhotra and us to tell the story of Captain Vikram Batra."
The film marks Sidharth and Kiara's first outing onscreen and her first look is yet to be out.
Shershaah is set to be an Independence Day weekend release and interestingly another film Bhuj: The Pride of India starring Ajay Devgn in the lead role is streaming on Disney+ Hotstar from August 13, 2021.