Dharma Productions’ blue-eyed boy Sidharth Malhotra was quite excited about beginning work on his next Shershah, a biopic on the Kargil war martyr Vikram Batra. After facing a series of delay for various reasons, the movie was about to begin production in January next year. However, it seems the project will face yet another delay.
A source close to the development reveals that the makers have unanimously decided to delay the film because when they reached Kashmir, where a major chunk of the film is planned to be shot, they realised the weather conditions would be too rough around January-February in the valley for shooting.
“A major chunk of the biopic needs to be shot in Kashmir. During the recce, the makers realised that the weather conditions would be too rough around January-February for shooting to progress smoothly. Hence, they took a unanimous call to push the schedule by a few months,” the source informed.
Sidharth, who will have free time because of this unexpected delay in the shoot, may kick-off his next with filmmaker Milap Zaveri. “Meanwhile, Sid will kick-start Milap’s revenge saga, which also features newbie Tara Sutaria, this December. It will be wrapped up around March 2019,” the source adds.
Shershah will be produced by Karan Johar under Dharma Productions. Sidharth Malhotra will also be seen in Ekta Kapoor’s much-talked-about film Jabariya Jodi wherein he reunites with his Hasee Toh Phasee co-star Parineeti Chopra after four years.