Sidharth Malhotra’s Vikram Batra biopic is gearing up to go on the floors in April. It will take off in Chandigarh. “Sid will start off shooting the college portions at DAV College where Vikram studied. From there the shoot will move to Palampur where the captain lived with his family,” informs a source close to the development, adding the film is likely to be titled Kargil’s Sher Shah, the title given to the officer in the intercepted messages of the Pakistan army. The war potions will be shot in Kashmir and Leh towards the year-end with the actor going in for a look change. Sidharth will also be playing Vikram’s twin brother, Vishal.
Director Vishnuvardhan has completed his recce and got the necessary permissions. His leading man will be training with real army men once he wraps up Nikkhil Advani’s Marjaavaan which he is currently filming in Mumbai.
The makers are scouting for an actress to play the role of Vikram’s girlfriend Dimple Cheema. Dimple along with Vikram’s family has been helping the team with their research. The project is being co-produced by
Dharma Productions and Shabbir Boxwala.