Actor Sidharth Malhotra, who turned 34 on 16 January, will soon start prepping for his much-awaited film Sher Shah. The movie is a biopic on martyr Captain Vikram Batra who lost his life in the 1999 Kargil War and was posthumously awarded the Param Vir Chakra, India’s highest and most prestigious award for valour.

In his recent interaction with media, the actor revealed that the film is likely to begin production in April this year. He also said that he is psyched up about learning and trying different weaponry for the film.

“It will involve a lot of weaponry. I am obsessed with weapons. My father had got me a pellet gun, the kind that was used in Home Alone (1990), and I was obsessed with that. So, I am excited to try different weapons for it,” said Sidharth.

The Vikram Batra biopic is being produced by Sidharth Malhotra’s mentor Karan Johar who launched him with his 2012 directorial venture Student Of The Year alongside Varun Dhawan and Alia Bhatt. Written by Sandeep Shrivastava, the biopic will mark the directorial debut of Vishnu Varadhan.

Meanwhile, Sidharth Malhotra is presently shooting for two films – Jabariya Jodi and Marjaavaan.