Award-winning filmmaker Shoojit Sircar is yet to start work on his next film October with Varun Dhawan and Banita Sandhu but, reportedly, he has also locked the release date of his another directorial, a biopic based on the life of freedom fighter, Udham Singh who avenged the Jallianwala Bagh massacre by killing Michael O’Dwyer. The untitled film might hit screens on 12th April 2019.
Making a film on the life of martyr Udham Singh has been a long-cherished dream of the filmmaker. It is finally set to become a reality soon. According to Sircar, he wanted to make a film on the long-forgotten freedom fighter right after shifting to Mumbai.
“I have been working on the story for 18-19 years now. When I shifted to Mumbai, this was the first film that I wanted to make but something else would always come up. It is set in the pre-Independence era, so it was a little difficult to plan,” Shoojit had once said.
Talking about Udham Singh, Shoojit said, “He was one of the prominent faces of the freedom movement but youngsters don’t know much about this martyr. He is a forgotten hero. Through my film, I want the youngsters to know him.”
Though according to reports, the Udham Singh biopic will release in April 2019, director Shoojit has yet not revealed who is he planning to cast to play the lead role.