Shershaah posters: Sidharth Malhotra as Kargil War Hero Captain Vikram Batra.
Sidharth Malhotra plays Kargil hero and posthumously Param Vir Chakra awardee Captain Vikram Batra in Shershaah, the title of the film being his code name in the army. Filmmaker Karan Johar has shared the first poster of Sidharth Malhotra’s film, Shershaah.
Filmmaker Karan Johar has shared the first poster of Sidharth Malhotra’s film, Shershaah. The film is a biopic of Kargil hero Captain Vikram Batra who went by the code name Shershaah and stars Sidharth in the lead role. The captain was posthumously awarded the Param Vir Chakra — India’s highest military award.
While one poster shows Sidharth, dressed in army uniform, in the middle of action along with any other soldiers, another gives a closer look at the actor as he seems to be lost in deep thought. Sharing two posters of the film, Karan wrote on Twitter, “We bow our heads in respect & pay an ode to the brave journey of the Kargil War hero through our film. Presenting @SidMalhotra in the UNTOLD TRUE STORY of Captain Vikram Batra (PVC) - #Shershaah. Releasing 3rd July, 2020. @Advani_Kiara @vishnu_dir @apoorvamehta18.”
In the movie, backed by Karan Johar’s Dharma Productions and directed by Vishnu Varadhan, he plays Captain Batra, who laid down his life in the service of the nation while recapturing Indian territories from Pakistani intruders during the Kargil War of 1999. It stars Kiara Advani as the female lead opposite Sidharth.