Mumbai: Bollywood actor Sidharth Malhotra is all set to surprise his fans with a biopic this time. As per sources, Malhotra has been roped in to portray the role of Vikram Batra, a captain who sacrificed his life during the Kargil War (1999).
Kiara Advani will join Malhotra for the biopic. She will be seen essaying the role of Vikram’s girlfriend. As per sources, Karan Johar will produce the movie under the Dharma Productions banner.
Kiara Advani was last seen in Karan Johar’s short film in the anthology Lust Stories in which she played the role of a teacher. Followed by that, the actress will also be seen in a guest appearance in the film Kalank.
As for Sidharth Malhotra, he last collaborated with his mentor’s banner Dharma Productions, in the Katrina Kaif starrer Baar Baar Dekho. The actor was launched by Karan in the film Student Of The Year.
As for Vikram Batra, for the uninitiated, he was known for his valour and bravery during the Kargil War. He was also the recipient of the Param Vir Chakra which is one of the highest awards in the country.
Sidharth Malhotra started his Bollywood career with Student of the Year has created some well-etched characters Guru in Ek Villain; Kapoor & Sons; Ittefaq and recent release Aiyaary and this variety in roles has been the result of striving to always be different.
This is not the first time someone is playing the character of Captain Vikram Batra. Before Sidharth, Abhishek Bachchan had played the same character in LOC Kargil.
Kiara made her acting debut in the 2014 comedy film Fugly and went on to star in two highly successful films, the sports film MS Dhoni: The Untold Story.
The film is expected to go on floors in July and the release date is expected to be sometime early next year.