Filmmaker Karan Johar has made a very important announcement on his next project as a producer even though his last film Kalank tanked badly at the box-office. KJo announced biopic on life of Kargil war hero, Vikram Batra titled Shershaah. Making the official announcement of the film, KJo reveals the star cast- Sidharth Malhotra and Kiara Advani.
Shershaah will be directed by Vishnu Varadhan, produced by Karan-Hiroo Johar, Apoorva Mehta, Shabbir Boxwala, Ajay Shah and Himanshu Gandhi. The shoot will begin soon. Sharing the news, Karan writes on social media, “Beginning the journey of #Shershaah [email protected] @Advani_Kiara @vishnu_dir #HirooJohar @apoorvamehta18 @b_shabbir #AjayShah #HimanshuGandhi @dharmamovies”
Sidharth has already started prepping for the film and has been training in the use of military weapons and also learning the nuances of army men. The actor will start shooting in the first week of May in Chandigarh followed by Palampur, which is also Vikram Batra’s hometown.
The movie will be approximately shot for a period of 70 days across Chandigarh, Palampur, Kashmir and Ladakh. Recently, the film received clearance from Ministry of Defence. Shabbir Boxwala, co-producer of the Batra biopic stated that all the requisite paperwork has been submitted and the title, script has been cleared.
Apart from this film, Sidharth will also be seen in Jabariya Jodi with Parineeti Chopra. Directed by Prashant Singh, the film will release on July 12. Kiara, on the other hand, will be seen opposite Shahid Kapoor in Kabir Singh, which is a remake of the South film Arjun Reddy, directed by Sandeep Vanga.