Sidharth Malhotra is all set to portray an army officer once again in a Bollywood film. Last, he was seen playing an outlaw in Neeraj Panday's Aiyaary. This time, the Student of the Year actor has stepped into the shoes of Captain Vikram Batra, the real-life Kargil martyr who was posthumously awarded with Param Vir Chakra. Lust Stories actress Kiara Advani has joined the actor for the film as the female lead. The shoot has begun in Chandigarh, as revealed by Taran Adarsh.
A picture from the sets having Kiara Advani, Sidharth Malhotra in frame is doing rounds on the internet. Director Vishnu Varadhan is also seen in the picture holding the clapboard. The film marks the first collaboration between Sidharth Malhotra and Kiara Advani.
Sidharth Malhotra was also seen practicing for his role in Shershaah. "It will primarily focus on the personal life of Batra and involve his sequences with the family members. But a major part of it will be developing the whole relationship he had with his girlfriend Dimple Cheema. It will focus on how they met and fell in love. He had not got married when he got killed battling for the country during the Kargil War. Right now, all the scenes featuring the couple will be shot. There will be a few romantic songs that they will also film during this schedule, " said the source.
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