Mumbai: The wait is finally over as the makers have finally unveiled Randeep Hooda’s first look from their film ‘Battle of Sargarhi’. The film, which will go on floors on September 12 at Saragarhi Gurudwara in Amritsar, stars the actor as Havaldar Ishar Singh, the military commander of the 36th Sikh’s, today known as the 4th battalion of the Sikh regiment in the magnum opus.
The film will be directed by Rajkumar Santoshi and is being produced by Group Chairman Raju Chadha under the banner of Wave Cinemas confirms award winning film maker producer CEO Wave Cinemas Rahul Mittra.
Sources close to the unit reveal that Randeep will be going through rigorous training and will be studying Sikh history to prep for his role.
The film will be shot on locations of Chandigarh, Punjab and other northern regions and international locations. The makers have signed Randeep Hooda for a 3 film deal. ‘Mittra’ and ‘Battle of Saragarhi’ will be the first to go on floor.
‘Battle of Saragarhi’ deals with the historic battle which was fought on September 12th, 1897, between the British Indian Army and the Afghan Orakzai tribesmen in North - West India, which we now know as the Khyber - Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan.
The 4th battalion of the Sikh Regiment, led by Havaldar Ishar Singh, was stationed at the army post when they were attacked by 10,000 Afghans. They fought till the last man before the post was recaptured, 2 days later, by another British Indian contingent led by Sikhs....