Vicky Kaushal as Field Marshal Sam Manekshaw
After working in films like Raazi and Uri: The Surgical Strike, Vicky Kaushal has once again playing the role of an army officer. Now, he will be Field Marshal Sam Manekshaw. This untitled film is directed by Meghna Gulzar.
Sam Manekshaw was the first Indian Army officer to have been promoted to the rank of Field Marshal. He has led the Indian Army to victory in East Pakistan and is attributed for India’s victory over Pakistan in the 1971 war. Manekshaw shared a great relationship with the then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi. He passed away on June 27, 2008, at the age of 94.
Vicky Kaushal, who has earlier worked with Meghna in Raazi, wrote on Instagram that “I feel honoured, emotional and proud of getting a chance to unfold the journey of this fearless patriot, the swashbuckling general, the first Field Marshal of India- SAM MANEKSHAW. Remembering him on his death anniversary today and embracing the new beginnings with @meghnagulzar and #RonnieScrewvala. @rsvpmovies.”
This yet to be titled film will be produced by Ronnie Screwala.