It’s official: Sidharth Malhotra to star in Vikram Batra biopic

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Filmmaker Karan Johar when takes someone under his wings, he makes sure that he takes a good care of his protégé. The director also ensures that the career graph of his protégé is always going upwards.

The director yesterday announced yet another film with his ‘Student Of The Year’ actor Sidharth Malhotra. Karan confirmed that he is producing a biopic on Kargil war hero Vikram Batra, with Sidharth playing the lead role.(Also read: EXCLUSIVE: Will Shraddha Kapoor opt out of Ekta Kapoor’s ‘Shotgun Shaadi’?)

Karan tweeted that it was time to relive “Yeh Dil Mangey More” — Batra’s oft-quoted phrase.

 

Sidharth is excited about taking on the role as ‘Sher Shah’ Vikram Batra, whose story he finds inspirational. “Vikram Batra’s life story will inspire you and bring a smile on your face. I am really excited to play the character and the shoot commences this year,” Sidharth said in a statement.

The Kargil hero was posthumously awarded the Param Vir Chakra – India’s highest war-time gallantry award. The film will be produced by Dharma Productions and Shabbir Boxwala and will be directed by Vishnu Varadhan from a story written by Sandeep Srivastava.

“True stories are always the best stories to tell,” Karan had tweeted before the announcement.