A biopic on Vikram Batra was announced almost a year back, since then there were not many updates regarding the same. Siddharth Malhotra to play the title role in this film who is a brave military officer. This film tentatively titled Shershah (named after the title given to the army man during intercepted messages). As per the latest news, this biopic will kick off from this summer might be from April of 2019.
Siddharth Malhotra last has seen in Aiyaary which was released a year ago. Currently he is shooting for a film named Marjaavaan a romantic action entertainer. Ritesh Deshmukh also playing other male lead. Rakul Preet Singh and Tara Sutaria in lady lead roles. Once he completes shooting for this film he will be joining the sets of Shershah from April.
Unit of Shershah is busy in pre production work. Firstly team will kick off its shooting at Chandigarh in DAV College where Vikram Batra studied. Followed by Palampur, Himachal Pradesh where the Batras stayed and then the unit will shift to Kashmir. War portions of Kargil will be shot in Leh and in the rest of valley. For this movie, Siddharth Malhotra will undergo a new make over. One surprising element is that Hero Siddharth will be doing a dual role who will also play the role of Vikram Batra's twin brother Vishal in this film. Makers still hunting for the role of lady lead, the role of Dimple Cheema who happens to be Vikram's wife.