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Sidharth Malhotra on playing Vikram Batra: “It is the toughest role of my life”

Sidharth Malhotra is facing his toughest challenge as he prepares to do justice to the role of late war hero Captain Vikram Batra.

At the unveiling of the Webb Ellis Cup for the Rugby World Cup 2018, Malhotra spoke about the role, sharing that “I am preparing for it but it seems like I have to prepare more for it because it is not enough for the kind of character that I am playing,”, he told IANS, “I feel it is an emotional responsibility to play that character because the family of Vikram Batra felt that I can play his role so, it is a big responsibility to present their story on the big screen.”

Revealing when the project will go on floors, Malhotra said, “We will start that (working on the biopic) but before that, there is a love story of Balaji (Balaji Motion Pictures) in which I am working with Parineeti Chopra. We will start shooting for that film in the next two days in Lucknow. We will announce the title and other details of the film soon. Then I will do the biopic on Vikram Batra. It is the toughest role of my life.”

Malhotra confessed that he has been working hard to make this project a reality, “It took me around two and a half to three years to set up this film in terms of finalising the script and finding producers for it. Now Dharma Productions is involved in it and we have a really good director as well so, we are all very excited for it. We start shooting for it in a few months and hopefully, we will have a very good film.” he said. Shabbir Boxwala is co-producing the film along with Dharma, with Vishnuvardhan as director.