Sidharth Malhotra left for Jammu and Kashmir on Monday to resume the second schedule of Captain Vikram Batra biopic- Shershaah. The Student Of The Year actor will be shooting for the film in Leh, Ladakh and Kargil during his 40-days long schedule. Sid was supposed to kickstart the shoot on Wednesday itself but as some of the heavy equipment got delayed due to the restrictions imposed by the Government as precautionary and safety measures, the cast and crew had to begin the second schedule of Shershaah in Kargil today. Mentioning that this information is true, Shabbir Boxwala, co-producer of Shershaan, informed Mumbai Mirror, “Some of the heavy equipment, like the lighting truck and some crew members, were delayed as their route to Kargil had to be diverted via Leh instead of Srinagar, where the situation is still said to be a little tense.”
The co-producer further stated there is no problem between Leh and Kargil. He said, “There is a lot of security and checking in and around Srinagar.” However, the atmosphere is peaceful out there. Moving on, when Shabbir asked if they had any apprehensions after section 144 was imposed on the state, he added, “People of Kargil, Leh and Ladakh are basically calm and easy-going. The problem in Srinagar is also said to be not that bad. The protests are more or less peaceful. Even the police and the army don’t want anyone to get hurt.”
On a concluding note, Boxwala maintained that the team is hoping to catch up on the lost time. “Sidharth Malhotra and the rest of the cast and crew have got acclimatised to the setting in the last few days. Sid has also got extra time for his workout and prep, he was quoted as saying by leading daily.
Shershaah, also ft. Kiara Advani and Rakul Preet Singh, is based on the life of Captain Vikram Batra, an officer of the Indian Army who was posthumously awarded the Param Vir Chakra for his actions during the 1999 Kargil War in Kashmir between India and Pakistan.
Yesterday, Sidharth Malhotra had shared an Instagram post, all the way from Kargil, and captioned it, “When mother nature comes alive! #Shershaah ?.” In his following social media post, Sid shared a video where the team of Shershaah urged Sidharth’s fans to watch his next Jabariya Jodi in theatres today.
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