All about ‘Shershaah’, a film based on Kargil war hero Captain Vikram Batra
- The ‘Shershaah’ trailer was launched on Sunday evening, on the eve of Kargil Vijay Diwas
- It is based on the life of Kargil war hero, Captain Vikram Batra, who died during the war in 1999
- It features Sidharth Malhotra and Kiara Advani
Giving tribute to Captain Vikram Batra (PVC) and the Indian Armed Forces, the makers of ‘Shershaah’ launched the trailer of the film at the 'Kargil Vijay Divas' celebrations in Kargil on Sunday. ‘Shershaah’ is based on the life of Kargil war hero Captain Vikram Batra, who died during the war in 1999 and actor Sidharth Malhotra portrays his role onscreen.
The trailer show the actor reporting as Captain Vikram Batra followed by showing the various aspects of the soldier's life. Former prime minister, the late Atal Bihari Vajpayee, also made an appearance in the trailer and was seen giving his famous speech, in which he said, "Hum shanti ki raksha ke liye shakti ka pradarshan karna jaante hain (We can show our strength to protect our peace)."
Set in the 1990s, ‘Shershaah’ offers an insight into the life of Param Veer Chakra awardee Captain Vikram Batra. It is directed by Vishu Varadhan and is produced by Karan Johar and Apoorva Mehta.
Speaking about the film, Karan Johar of Dharma Productions had said, "Shershaah, the true story of a war hero whose indomitable spirit and bravery brought victory to our nation. His sacrifices are invaluable and his life is an inspiration for generations to come."
The film will release on Amazon Prime Video on August 12. It also stars Kiara Advani, Javed Jaffrey, Ankita Goraya and other actors.
Earlier, Sidharth had shared the film's teaser and written on Instagram, "Heroes live on through their stories. We are honoured to bring to you the true story of the Kargil War hero, Captain Vikram Batra (PVC).A film which has had a long journey for me and a real life character I am proud to play."