Sidharth Malhotra plays a double role in Shershaah

The film is based on the life of the late Kargil War hero Vikram Batra.

Sidharth Malhotra in Shershaah

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It is common knowledge that Sidharth Malhotra is essaying the role of the late Kargil War hero Vikram Batra in Shershaah. But it is now learnt that the actor will also be seen as the protagonist’s twin brother, Vishal Batra, marking the first double role of his career.

A statement from the makers read, “When showing Vikram Batra's relationship with his family in the film, Sidharth will be seen playing both the brothers on screen and sharing their brotherhood in reel life.” 

Sharing his experience playing siblings, Malhotra said, “Vikram and Vishal are twin brothers so it was quite exciting to portray both of them on screen. What I really loved was while they were twins, they have very distinct personalities and I had to understand both of them emotionally to be able to show the difference in them. Even though the film follows Vikram Batra’s life, there are small parts of Vishal Batra that I got to play.” 

Interestingly, the Raj and DK movie A Gentleman (2017) was promoted as the film where Malhotra would play a double role for the first time. However, this was not the case.

Directed by Vishnu Varadhan, Shershaah will be released on 12 August on Amazon Prime Video.

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