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Vicky Kaushal to play freedom fighter Sardar Udham Singh in Shoojit Sircar’s next – read details

After an army major, Vicky Kaushal to play a freedom fighter in Shoojit Sircar’s next and we have all the details

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Vicky Kaushal is riding high with back to back hits. Since the start of 2018, the actor has been ruling our hearts by excelling in projects like Love Per Square Foot, Raazi, Sanju, Lust Stories and Uri: The Surgical Strike (2019). In fact, 2019 seems to be his year, as he kick-started the new year with his first Rs 200 crore film (URI). Since then, he has been in demand. Everyone wants to sign him, while he shoots for a horror comedy. But looks like he has chosen his next. Yes, after playing an Army major and with a horror comedy in his kitty, he will now be playing a freedom fighter. The actor will be the lead protagonist in Sardar Udham Singh’s biopic.

Directed by Shoojit Sircar, the Udham Singh biopic has been in the making since 2017. Shoojit had planned it way back, even before October, but he wanted to do justice to this forgotten hero’s movie. And so he took his time! For those of you who don’t know, Sardar Udham Singh is the one who assassinated Michael O’Dwyer, the former Lieutenant Governor of Punjab in British India in 1940. He killed Michael to avenge the 1919 Jallianwala Bagh massacre. And while there were reports of Ranbir Kapoor and a few other stars doing the film, it is Vicky Kaushal who will play the revolutionary leader.

In fact, Shoojit Sircar has the perfect reasons for casting Vicky Kaushal too. As he mentions, “If you look at Vicky’s track record, he is taking brave steps and making some really fabulous choices. I wanted an actor who is ready to give his heart and soul to the film. Plus, he is a Punjabi boy and my film is a story of a Punjabi man. So, in many ways, he turned to be the obvious choice.”

Vicky Kaushal also wanted to work with Shoojit Da and looks like his dream has come true. As the actor reveals, “It’s a surreal feeling because it’s like a dream come true. I am finally getting to work with him. I have always been a big admirer of how Shoojit sir looks at his stories. The way he is looking at the character (Udham Singh) and the world is extraordinary as well as beautiful. Plus, it’s also a big honour for me that finally, I am going to be directed by him. Honestly, that’s something that will take time to sink in.”

Currently, Vicky Kaushal is completing an untitled horror comedy. Post that, he will kick-start the Udham Singh biopic, mostly by mid next month (April). From what we hear, the casting is still going and the makers plan to release the movie next year. After wrapping up this, Vicky will start Takht. Clearly, he has a packed and wonderful year ahead. In the meantime, stay tuned to CineBlitz for more Bollywood news, updates and gossip.

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