Vicky Kaushal has started 2019 on a high. His last film ‘Uri: The Surgical Strike’ created wonders at the box office. The star is now all set to play freedom fighter Sardar Udham Singh in film-maker Shoojit Sircar’s next movie.
The film is a biopic of the revolutionary Udham Singh, who assassinated Michael O’Dwyer, the former Lieutenant Governor of Punjab in British India in 1940, to avenge the 1919 massacre, reports Deccan Chronicle.
Talking about casting Kaushal, the director says, “If you look at Vicky’s track record, he is taking brave steps and making some really fabulous choices. I wanted an actor who is ready to give his heart and soul to the film. Plus, he is a Punjabi boy and my film is a story of a Punjabi man. So, in many ways, he turned to be the obvious choice.”
Kaushal who had the Piku director in his wish list of directors since his acting career kicked off says, “It’s a surreal feeling because it’s like a dream come true as I am finally getting to work with him. I have always been a big admirer of how Shoojit sir looks at his stories. The way he is looking at the character (Udham Singh) and the world is extraordinary as well as beautiful. Plus, it’s also a big honour for me that finally, I am going to be directed by him. Honestly, that’s something that will take time to sink in.”
Kaushal also confirmed the news about the film on his Instagram:
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An absolute honour to be roped in to play Shaheed Udham Singh, in his biopic to be directed by @shoojitsircar sir… the man who was sitting right at the top of my wish list of Directors to work with. Can’t wait for this journey to start next month. Produced by Ronnie Lahiri. ਵਾਹਿਗੁਰੂ 🙏
The film goes on floors next month and will release next year.
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