Heartwarming Tale Behind Captain’s Story; See What Shershaah’s Writer Reveals

‘Shershaah’ happens to be the most heart-touching film since it was released on Amazon Prime on August 12. The film stars Sidharth Malhotra and Kiara Advani as the first and the second leads. The plot of the film is based on the 1999 Kargil War, where the story of Captain Vikram Batra has been brought up. Captain Vikram Batra was awarded Param Vir Chakra for his victorious achievement in the war right after death.

Recently, Bollywood Life came across the film’s writer Sandeep Srivastava to talk about the success of the film. It was also asked that how he rolled onto his writing of the screenplay. Meanwhile, the writer discloses the heartwarming tale behind the tragic story of Captain Vikram Batra.

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Srivastava said, “The kind of reactions that we are getting from the audience is really overwhelming. We knew that we have made a wonderful film together. Be it the director, DOP, or the actors, everybody has worked so hard in putting things together in a beautiful manner. But we had never anticipated that we will receive this huge amount of love and appreciation from the audience.”

Speaking of the challenges faced during the framing of Captain Vikram Batra, he said, “When you are on a biopic, there are two important things you need to keep in mind whether you are making it on a living individual or not. If the biopic is being made on a person who is still alive, you interact with them and try to get their perspective about the entire life. But for Shershaah, unfortunately, we didn’t have that opportunity to meet and interact with the Kargil martyr Captain Vikram Batra. The only way for me to get familiar with Batra was to speak to all of his close associates, such as school friends, family members, relatives, girlfriend, or army officers, his seniors who knew him better than us, because whatever information we had gathered was from his interviews, books or the internet.”

“When I began my research, I felt that this information would not be enough to do justice to his biopic. My idea was to develop my own point of view about Batra rather than following other people’s perspectives. So, I started meeting all of his close associates and gradually we managed to make a plot skeleton upon the story we could build on. We wanted to showcase the kind of person Batra was apart from the man he was in the army uniform. I didn’t want to represent Batra only as a war hero, but wanted to showcase his ordinary side as well,” he added. 

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