Kiara Advani says Shershaah songs moved Vikram Batra's fiancée Dimple Cheema: 'This is an emotional movie for her'

  • Kiara Advani played the role of Dimple Cheema, Vikram Batra's fiancée, in Shershaah. The film is led by Sidharth Malhotra.
Sidharth Malhotra and Kiara Advani in Shershaah.
Sidharth Malhotra and Kiara Advani in Shershaah.
Published on Aug 19, 2021 10:06 AM IST
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Kiara Advani has been receiving love from fans for her portrayal of Dimple Cheema in Sidharth Malhotra-led Shershaah. The actor played Captain Vikram Batra's fiancée in the film. While she's got a seal of approval from fans, the actor has now opened up about the real Dimple Cheema's reaction to the film.

Dimple Cheema was in a relationship with Captain Vikram Batra when the Kargil War broke out. After Vikram Batra was martyred in the war, Dimple chose to remain unmarried. Besides Vikram's journey, Shershaah also features the couple's love story.

Speaking with Mid-Day, Kiara Advani revealed that Dimple Cheema is 'touched' by the film's songs and wants to give her some privacy. "I messaged her after the film. This is an emotional movie for her. I want to respect her privacy right now. When I met Captain Batra’s family after the film, they said I was exactly like [Dimple]. That moved me to tears. I know the songs have deeply touched her. She must be proud that the story is resonating with people," she said.

Kiara had met Dimple during the preparation of Shershaah. She told DNA India earlier this month, "She (Dimple) has chosen to live this life and she lives it with so much happiness as though he (Captain Batra) is still around her. And that is deeply moving and endearing about her. I did ask her at one point of time 'but it's been so many (years)' and she looked at me like 'like that doesn't matter' and said, 'I'm upset with him right now but that's ok I'm going to meet him and saari shikayatein tabhi milke (dur) kar dungi (I will clear all my complains then)'."

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After Shershaah, Kiara will be seen in Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2. The actor stars alongside Kartik Aaryan in the film. She also has Mr Lele with Vicky Kaushal in the making.

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