Vicky Kaushal is unrecognisable as Field Marshal Sam Manekshaw in Meghna Gulzar’s next, see first look
Meghna Gulzar has roped in Vicky Kaushal to play Field Marshal Sam Menekshaw in her next.Updated: Jun 27, 2019 10:29 IST
The report says Meghna recalled how during the making of Raazi, she had shared stories about Manekshaw with Vicky. She said: “And he remembers them. Ours is not a biopic, because it does not chronologically just record Sam Manekshaw’s life. We need to make an interesting narrative when telling a story by picking out the most crucial, iconic and relevant incidents of his life, giving a view of the soldier, the man and the Field Marshal.”
Vicky too shared his views. He was quoted in the report as saying, “I personally couldn’t witness his achievements, but my parents would always tell me that he was a fearless patriot with amazing leadership quality. The first time I’d heard of him in the context of the 1971 Indo-Pak war.” The report adds that Vicky would be meeting people close to Manekshaw as prep for his role, apart from read about him and watching his videos to get the mannerisms right.
A Soldier’s Soldier.— Meghna Gulzar (@meghnagulzar) June 27, 2019
A Gentleman’s Gentleman.
In remembrance, on the death anniversary of Field Marshal Sam Manekshaw.
It is my honour to tell the story of one of India's greatest war heroes, with @vickykaushal09 essaying the historic man!@RonnieScrewvala @RSVPMovies pic.twitter.com/Ry4J7EIFjN
The film has been written by Bhavani Iyer, who also wrote Raazi and Shantanu Srivastava of Badhaai Ho fame. The film will mark the second time Meghna and Vicky will work together after Raazi, while it will also be a second time for Ronnie and Vicky after Uri: The Surgical Strikes.
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. "We are giving our best to make this film. It’s a wonderful story about a revolutionary Udham Singh and it’s my dream come true moment to be working with Shoojit Sircar sir." Vicky even revealed that he doesn’t have a plan in terms of picking his films and only goes by the story. Vicky mentioned that if he likes the story and the director, he will do the film. . 💪🔥🔥 ________ نحن نبذل قصارى جهدنا لصنع هذا الفيلم. إنها قصة رائعة عن ثوري يودهام سينغ ، لقد أصبح حلمي لحظة حقيقية للعمل مع شوجيت سيركار . "لقد كشف فيكي حتى أنه ليس لديه خطة فيما يتعلق باختيار أفلامه ولا يذهب إلا إلى القصة. ذكر أيضآ أنه إذا أحب القصة والمخرج ، فسوف يفعل الفيلم. . _______ #vickykaushal #sardarudhamsingh #vickykaushalfans #fan #nextbigstarinbollywood #delhi #sanju #kamli #raazi #Manmarziyaan #shoojitsircar
Who is Sam Manekshaw?
Field Marshal Sam Manekshaw was the Chief of Army Staff (COAS) of the Indian Army and best-known for commanding the Indian forces during the India-Pakistan 1971 war. Popularly called ‘Sam Bahadur’, he was the first Indian officer to be promoted to the rank of a field marshal. One of free India’s most successful commanders, his achievements lay as military commander and as a leader. He remains a “lasting model of professional, upright conduct and command mystique”.
Vicky, meanwhile, is busy with his Udham Singh biopic, being directed by Shoojit Sircar. Pictures from the St Petersburg shooting schedule couple of months back were shared by the actor. The actor looked quite different in the early 1900s look in a long overcoat and a hat.
Meghna is also busy with her film Chhapaak, in which Deepika Padukone will be seen playing an acid attack survivor, Malti. The film is inspired from the real-life story of Delhi’s acid attack survivor Laxmi Agarwal. Chhapaak also stars Vikrant Massey.
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First Published: Jun 27, 2019 09:58 IST