Sidharth Malhotra-led Shershaah, the biopic of Kargil battle hero Vikram Batra, is ready to launch theatrically on July 2. The movie, additionally starring Kiara Advani, has been helmed by Tamil director Vishnu Varadhan, recognized for movies like Arinthum Ariyalum, Pattiyal and Billa.
Shershaah marks Vishnu Varadhan’s Bollywood debut. Sidharth made the announcement on Saturday on Twitter by sharing two posters of the movie. “The untold true story of Captain Vikram Batra (PVC) is all set to unravel on the large screens. #Shershaah coming to theatres close to you on 2nd July, 2021,” the actor tweeted.
The untold true story of Captain Vikram Batra (PVC) is all set to unravel on the large screens. #Shershaah coming to theatres close to you on 2nd July, 2021. See you on the films!@advani_kiara @vishnu_dir @karanjohar @apoorvamehta18 @b_shabbir @aishah333 @harrygandhi @somenmishra0 pic.twitter.com/FtDlyKXaa3
— Sidharth Malhotra (@SidMalhotra) February 20, 2021
Shershaah has been produced by Karan Johar’s Dharma Productions, which has backed most of Sidharth’s initiatives since his debut in 2012. The movie has been penned by Sandeep Shrivastava.
Shershah was earlier scheduled to launch in July 2020 however needed to be delayed owing to the coronavirus pandemic. The interval actioner comes two years after Sidharth’s final launch, Milap Zaveri’s Marjaavaan, which was a reasonable success.
Shershaah can be Sidharth Malhotra’s largest launch but, by way of scale and story. On the time of the movie’s launch in 2018, the actor had mentioned, “Vikram Batra’s life story will encourage you and produce a smile in your face. I’m actually excited to play the character.”
Moreover Shershaah, Sidharth Malhotra has RSVP’s Mission Majnu with Rashmika Mandanna and Ajay Devgn-starrer Thank God in his kitty. Whereas Kiara Advani’s upcoming releases embody Jug Jugg Jeeyo and Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2.
Shershaah is the newest Bollywood movie to unveil its launch plans following a slew of bulletins by prime stars like Amitabh Bachchan, Ranveer Singh and Akshay Kumar, on Friday.