Biopics are been loved by the audiences and when you have the idol-like public figure of the Kargil war and real-life hero Vikram Batra we cannot wait to know the struggle. Vikram Batra is an officer of the Indian Army, awarded with the prestigious Param Vir Chakra, India's highest and most prestigious award for valour, for his actions during the 1999 Kargil War in Kashmir between India and Pakistan for conducting the toughest operation till date. The patriotic journey needs to be told to the millions and we are proud to have a filmmaker to make it happen. Yes, it is Karan Johar who officially announced it on twitter and guess what? It is Sidharth Malhotra to play the reel life role of Vikram Batra.
KJo tweeted,''Time to relive-Yeh Dil Mangey More@DharmaMovies & Shabbir Boxwala collaborate to present the true story of bravery & patriotism-the chronicles of Kargil war hero Vikram Batra@S1dharthM in the lead as Sher Shah Vikram Batra Vishnu Varadhan to direct WrittenBy Sandeep Shrivastava.''
Sidharth Malhotra in a statement said, "Vikram Batra's life story will inspire you and bring a smile on your face. I am really excited to play the character and the shoot commences this year."
Written by Sandeep Srivastava this yet to be titled film is produced by Dharma Productions and Shabbir Boxwala and will be helmed by Vishnu Varadhan.