After Uri: The Surgical Strike actor Vicky Kaushal is all set to play the role of Field Marshal Sam Manekshaw in director Meghna Gulzar's biopic, says a report in the media. The film will be produced by Ronnie Screwvala.
The report says Meghna reviewed how during the making of Raazi, she had shared tales about Sam Manekshaw with Vicky Kaushal. She stated: "And he remembers them. Our own isn't a biopic, because it doesn't sequentially simply record Sam Manekshaw's life. We have to make a fascinating narrative when recounting to a story by choosing the most essential, notable and significant incidents of his life, giving a perspective on the soldier, the man and the Field Marshal."
Vicky Kaushal too shared his perspectives. He was cited in the report as saying, "I personally couldn't witness his achievements, but my folks would always tell me that he was a courageous nationalist with amazing leadership quality. The first time I’d heard of him in the context of the 1971 Indo-Pak war.” The report includes that Vicky would meet people near Manekshaw as prep for his role, aside from reading about him and watching his videos to get the peculiarities right.
The film has been written by Bhavani Iyer, who additionally wrote Raazi and Shantanu Srivastava of Badhaai Ho fame. The film will mark the second time Meghna and Vicky will work together after the great success of Raazi, while it will also be a second time for Ronnie and Vicky after Uri: The Surgical Strikes.
Field Marshal Sam Manekshaw was the Chief of Army Staff (COAS) of the Indian Army and best-known for commanding the Indian forces during the India-Pakistan 1971 war. Famously called 'Sam Bahadur', he was the first Indian officer to be promoted to the position of a field marshal. One of free India's best authorities, his accomplishments lay as a military commander and as a leader. He remains an "enduring model of expert, upstanding behavior and order mystique".
Vicky, in the meantime, is busy with his Udham Singh biopic, being directed by Shoojit Sircar. Pictures from the St Petersburg shooting schedule couple of months back were shared by the on-screen actor. Vicky Kaushal looked to be very unique in the mid-1900s look in a long jacket and a hat.
Meghna is likewise busy with her upcoming film Chhapaak, in which Deepika Padukone will be seen playing an acid attack survivor, Malti. The film is inspired by the genuine story of Delhi's acid attack survivor Laxmi Agarwal. Chhapaak additionally stars Vikrant Massey.