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War drama Shershaah to land on Prime Video ahead of Indian Independence Day

Sidharth Malhotra and Kiara Advani at the Shershaah trailer launch at Kargil Vijay Diwas celebrations

Indian war drama Shershaah will land on Amazon Prime Video August 12. The movie, which lands ahead of the 74th annual celebration of India’s Independence Day, spotlights the heroic tale of Captain Vikram Batra at the Kargil War of 1999.

Produced by Dharma Productions and Kaash Entertainment, the Hindi-language biopic represents the latest move by the streaming giant to bolster its repertoire of Indian originals.

Sidharth Malhotra stars as the Param Vir Chakra awardee Captain Vikram Batra, the national hero who laid down his life recapturing Indian territories from the Pakistani army, during the 1999 conflict. “For me becoming Shershaah is like a dream come true,” says the star.

Speaking on his Instagram account, Sidharth declared that out of all his films, Shershaah required the greatest commitment of all his films to date, both physical and mental.

Becoming Shershaah is like a dream come true, says star Sidharth Malhotra…

Director Vishnu Varadhan and Sidharth Malhotra in conversation with Vishal Batra at the Shershaah trailer launch
Director Vishnu Varadhan and Sidharth Malhotra in conversation with Vikram Batra’s brother Vishal

Co-star Kiara Advani plays Batra’s fiancée Dimple Cheema. The two stars have been lighting up the Bollywood celebrity scene with rumours of their real life romance.

Director Vishnu Varadhan commented: “I’ll honestly tell you, that didn’t even matter to me while I was filming. It is not about Kiara Advani and Sidharth Malhotra, for me it is Captain Vikram Batra and Dimple Cheema, they were playing the characters.”

The movie launch was attended by Sidharth Malhotra and Kiara Advani, director Vishnu Varadhan, and producers Karan Johar, Apoorva Mehta and Shabbir Boxwala.

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