After ‘Uri’, Vicky Kaushal to now play a freedom fighter in Udham Singh’s biopic
After impressing the audience with his last release ‘Uri: The Surgical Strike‘, Vicky Kaushal has been roped in to play the role of freedom fighter, Sardar Udham Singh in filmmaker Shoojit Sircar’s next. Taking to Twitter trade analyst Taran Adarsh informed that Vicky Kaushal will Kick off shooting for the film from April.
You can check his tweet below:
CONFIRMED… Vicky Kaushal in Shoojit Sircar’s next film, titled #UdhamSingh… Story of a freedom fighter… Set in the pre-Independence era… Produced by Ronnie Lahiri… Starts next month… 2020 release. pic.twitter.com/hxTTajlRYP
— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) March 4, 2019
Udham Singh was convicted of the murder of Michael O’ Dwyer(he did that to avenge the 1919 massacre), the former lieutenant governor of Punjab in British India, and hanged in July 1940. Talking about signing Vicky Kaushal, director Shoojit Sircar told Deccan Chronicle, “If you look at Vicky’s track record, he is taking brave steps and making some really fabulous choices. I wanted an actor who is ready to give his heart and soul to the film. Plus, he is a Punjabi boy and my film is a story of a Punjabi man. So, in many ways, he turned to be the obvious choice.”
Whereas Vicky always wanted to work with Sircar ever since he started his career in Bollywood. Speaking about the director, Vicky said that it’s like a dream come true for him. He has always been a big admirer of how Shoojit looks at his stories.”The way he is looking at the character (Udham Singh) and the world is extraordinary as well as beautiful. Plus, it’s also a big honour for me that finally, I am going to be directed by him. Honestly, that’s something that will take time to sink in,” the ‘Uri’ actor added.
Earlier Shoojit was planning to team up with Irrfan Khan for ‘Udham Singh’, however, later owing to his health the actor couldn’t be a part of this film.
The biopic of Udham Singh will be released in 2020.