Sidharth Malhotra is currently prepping up for Neeraj Pandey’s directorial Aiyaari which also stars Manoj Bajpayee. Apart from Aiyaari, Sidharth will be next seen as an army man in the biopic based on Kargil martyr Captain Vikram Batra.
Sidharth stated to a leading Indian daily that he took pride in donning the uniform as his grandfather was in the army. He clicked a picture of himself wearing the uniform and sent it to his dad who was happy to see him donning the look.
Talking about the biopic on Captain Vikram Batra, Sidharth said to a leading Indian daily, “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.”
Speaking about essaying the role of Captain Vikram Batra on screen, he said, “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.”