Guwahati: In an ultimate tribute to Captain Vikram Batra (PVC) and the Indian Armed Forces, Amazon Prime Video launched the trailer of ‘Shershaah’ at the Kargil Vijay Divas celebrations in Kargil on Sunday.
The trailer for the film ‘Shershaah ‘ is very special. In fact, you will see Sidharth Malhotra and Kiara Advani in the lead roles in Karan Johar’s production film Shershaah. The trailer had been awaited by the audience for a long time.
Sidharth will be seen playing the character of Captain Vikram Batra and Kiara will be playing his love interest in the film.
This film is based on the heroic saga of Captain Vikram Batra, the winner of the Param Vir Chakra in the Kargil War. In fact, Captain Vikram Batra’s ‘codename’ during the Kargil war was Shershaah and Vikram Batra is said to have been known by the Pakistani army as Shershaah. You can see the trailer depicts every moment of Vikram Batra from Vikram’s personal life to during the war.
In the nearly three-minute-long trailer, viewers will get to see a glimpse of some re-created footage of the Kargil war. The intriguing trailer promises powerful performances by all the actors, enthralling dialogues, captivating visuals, and an engaging story. From powerful background music that complements the pace of the trailer to some intense performances, the trailer features it all, making it safe to say that fans are in for a visual treat.
And if you are a true patriot, you are sure to get emotional at the point when Sidharth in the trailer says, “Either I’ll host the flag and return…or I’ll return wrapped. But I’ll come for sure!” Brimming with excitement on portraying a real-life hero, lead actor Sidharth spoke on the release of his film and said, “Playing a man in uniform always instills a sense of pride but portraying a legendary war hero like Vikram Batra was a huge responsibility to shoulder on and perform. The role called for a lot of physical and even more mental preparation to get into his shoes and bring to life the real-life story of a man whose courage and grit stood unmatched.” He added, “I have tried my best to stay true to his persona and valour and I am thankful to the Batra family for trusting me. Shershaah, as a film is very close to my heart.” For the unversed, Captain Vikram Batra laid down his life in the service of the nation while recapturing Indian territories from Pakistani intruders during the Kargil War in 1999. And due to his immense bravery, he was given the title of ‘Sher Shah’ (Lion King).
Set in the 90s, the film will also offer an insight into the age of innocent romance, showcasing the chemistry between the leading pair- Kiara and Sidharth.
Kiara, who will be seen portraying the role of Dimple Cheema, a strong pillar of support to Captain Vikram Batra spoke about her role in the film and said: “I am honoured to portray a strong and inspiring woman like Dimple Cheema, as it made me understand the journey of the unsung heroes, the women behind the army men. While we celebrate the valour of the men at war, the sacrifices of the women at home often go unnoticed.” ‘Shershaah’ will release on August 12, 2021, on Amazon Prime Video.