Sidharth Malhotra has been signed for the biopic based on the life of Kargil martyr Captain Vikram Batra.

Talking to PTI, Malhotra said, “It is a lovely true story. It is a very heroic and touching story. The family got in touch with him a year ago. Hearing what he did at the age of 24 for the country we want to do full justice to his story. There is so much more in his life that we want to say. I am looking forward to it.”

The film will go on the floors in summer of next year. He is said to be playing a double role in the film.

Malhotra currently stars in ‘Ittefaq’, out now at cinemas.