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Sidharth Malhotra opens up on Vikram Batra biopic

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Published Jan 4, 2018, 9:14 pm IST
Updated Jan 4, 2018, 9:14 pm IST
Sidharth Malhotra in a photoshoot.
 Sidharth Malhotra in a photoshoot.

Mumbai: Sidharth Malhotra, last seen in ‘Ittefaq’ is gearing up for his upcoming release ‘Aiyaary’. ‘Aiyaary’ is a story of two soldiers, a mentor and his disciple who turned into their biggest enemies.

Post ‘Aiyaary’, Sid will be working on Vikram Batra biopic. Capt. Vikram Batra was the man who gave up his life during the Kargil war so he could save his men.

When asked about working on Vikram Batra’s biopic, Sidharth told Hindustan Times, "This story is based on the Kargil war and it’s very inspiring and touching. I’ve never played a character that’s real. Their family approached me a while ago and said that if anyone had to play their son, then they’d be very interested if I could do it. It was very overwhelming, because I had heard of his story, but when I got into the details, it was amazing to learn about his life and journey."

"It’s very difficult to portray someone who, at such a young age, gave up his life for the country. You have to give it respect because we’re talking about a martyr. That’s more challenging than being compared. He is not a celebrity, so I have less to worry about in that regard, but I have to be sensitive so that I do justice to the role and don’t offend people. I feel very answerable to the family; they approached me for the role. I hope they feel satisfied and happy when the film releases," added the actor.

For the uninitiated, Sidharth’s grandfather too was a proud army officer.

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