WION Web Team New Delhi
Aug 01, 2019, 01.23 PM
Last seen as Indian Army personnel in his superhit film ‘Uri: The Surgical Strike’ that set the cash registers ringing in the start of this year will now be spending some time with the jawans in Tawang in Arunachal Pradesh state.
Sharing his excitement on the opportunity, he took to Twitter and wrote, “Elated to be getting an opportunity to spend a few days with our Indian Army posted at 14,000ft altitude at the Indo-China border of Tawang, Arunachal Pradesh. #JaiJawaan.”
Vicky has been a busy actor as he is busy with filming several projects. He will be doing two biopics -- on freedom fighter Sardar Udham Singh and 1971 war hero Field Marshal Sam Manekshaw.
Titled Sardar Udham Singh, the film is directed by Shoojit Sircar and written by Ritesh Shah and Shubendu Bhattacharya. Singh was the revolutionary who assassinated Michael O’Dwyer, the former Lieutenant Governor of Punjab in British India in 1940, to avenge the 1919 Jallianwala Bagh massacre. On the film, he earlier said, “It was my dream to work with Shoojit Sircar. I am glad I got the opportunity to work with him in a film on Shaheed Udham Singh. It is a great honour but a big responsibility at the same time. The shoot will resume from October and I am excited to start that process.”
He will also be seen playing Manekshaw which will be directed by Meghna Gulzar and written by Bhavani Iyer. Manekshaw was the chief of the Indian Army in 1971 when India fought the Bangladesh Liberation War with Pakistan. He will start shooting for the biopic in 2021.
On this film, he was earlier quoted: “I had heard stories of him from my parents because they are from Punjab. During 1971, they saw the war closely... When I read the script and got to know more, I was blown away. He was truly a legend this country had. It’s an honour of the highest order to get an opportunity to play this part.”
Taking to his social media, the actor wrote, “Elated to be getting an opportunity to spend a few days with our Indian Army."