Sidharth Malhotra to play Captain Vikram Batra in his biopic

Sep 04, 2017, 18:12 IST | mid-day online correspondent

Sidharth Malhotra seems to be in a rush to signing films based on patriotism and according to reports he has signed a film on slain war hero Captain Vikram Batra

Sidharth Malhotra seems to be in a rush to signing films based on patriotism. 

According to a report in DNA he has signed his next — a biopic on Kargil martyr, Captain Vikram Batra.

A source claims that Sid has been in talks for the role, “for quite some time,” adding, “he loves the script and feels that Vikram’s is a heroic story that needs to be told. Whatever happens, it will be him, who plays the role. He’s tight-lipped about the project for now, but he has given it the green signal.”

The late Captain Batra’s bravery is the stuff of legend across army rank and file, something Sid is well aware of, thanks to his background (his grandfather was in the army). “He understands the space and the emotions attached to it. He’s done his research on Batra and is raring to go,” says the source.

While Sid has liked another film (directed by Raj Kumar Gupta), it is highly likely that he will work on the biopic, right after Aiyaary. Which, incidentally, will be his first foray into the genre.

The source adds, "Sidharth has been offered biopics, but he was keen on doing an inspirational story — and what better than one on Captain Vikram Batra’s life! 'Aiyaary' is based on real incidents, but this will be a proper biography on screen — Sid’s first."

While he didn’t have a double role in 'A Gentleman', Sid’s role in the Vikram Batra biopic will see him in one. “Captain Batra has an identical twin brother, Vishal. Sid will play Vishal in the film as well," adds our source.

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