Vicky Kaushal, the Bollywood heartthrob who started his acting career in small indie movies rose to fame in the past couple of year with several noteworthy performances in movies like Sanju, Raazi, Uri, and Manmarziyaan. Vicky Kaushal has now become a household name and the crush of the nation. Respecting that we would love to tell our fans about Kaushal’s next project.
Vicky Kaushal alongside Alia Bhat featured in Meghna Gulzar’s hit blockbuster Raazi, which showed the story of an Indian spy married to a Pakistani soldier. Alia Bhat was praised for her acting chops and Meghna Gulzar won several awards for the movie. After its success, the actor-filmmaker duo of Vicky and Meghna are back together with another upcoming Bollywood movie. The movie would be a biopic of Field Marshal Sam Manekshaw. Meghna confirmed that Vicky Kaushal would be the lead actor in the movie.
Meghna was still working on the script when she decided to approach Vicky and even before reading the script Vicky agreed to play the part. After reading the script, Vicky was excited to be onboard the project.
The script has been written by Bhavani Iyer(Raazi) and Shantanu Srivastava(Badhai Ho). Even while shooting Raazi, Meghna used to talk about the Field Marshal and Vicky was always keen to more about his story.
The hero of Indo-Pak 1971 war, Sam Manekshwa was a legend in the Indian army and this is what excited Vicky to play the role of the war hero. Filmmaker Meghna is trying to show the interesting part of his life, diverting from the usual way of Biopic.
It would be interesting to see Vicky dawn the role of the Chief of Staffs of the Indian army during the 1971 Indo-Pak war, Sam Manekshaw.