As Shershaah clocks two years, Sidharth Malhotra pens a beautiful note for Captain Vikram Batra
In the note, he expressed gratitude for the opportunity to play an immortal character. He also elaborated on how he feels connected to Batra.
Shershaah, a 2021 biographical war release based on the life of Captain Vikram Batra, whose bravery and unflinching courage in the Kargil War with Pakistan remains unchallenged till date, has completed two years. The movie which was a box office hit was not only appreciated for the beautiful portrayal of Param Vir Chakra awardee Vikram Batra’s life by actor Sidharth Malhotra but also for its melodious songs.
On its completion of two years, Sidharth shared a heartfelt note in Hindi on Instagram. In the note, he expressed gratitude for the opportunity to play an immortal character. He also elaborated on how he feels connected to Batra. “Celebrating 2 years of Shershaah, 12 August 2023, An artist not very often gets opportunities to live a character who is immortal just like a shining sun in the sky. Whether you consider it a coincidence or my fortune, I had the good fortune to play such a character in ‘Shershaah.,” he wrote in the letter.
He continued, “Living 'Captain Vikram Batra' brought me closer to life. With his details, his outspoken nature, his love for the country, and his passion, I started connecting with every part of him. The movie came in front of you all after this long journey 'Shershaah.’ You all had embraced the movie with open arms 2 years ago on this day. Whenever this date comes in front of me, my heart only says - 'This heart wants more.'” He signed off by saying, “Your Shershaah Big Love Sidharth.”
Meanwhile, the OTT giant Amazon Prime on August 31, 2021 announced that Shershaah was the most watched Indian film on the platform in India. The movie also led the 67th Filmfare Awards with 19 nominations, including Best Actor (Malhotra) and Best Actress (Kiara Advani), and won 7 awards including Best Film, Best Director (Vishnuvardhan), Best Music Director (Tanishk Bagchi, B Praak, Jasleen Royal, Javed-Mohsin and Vikram Montrose), Best Male Playback Singer (Praak for "Mann Bharrya") and Best Female Playback Singer (Asees Kaur for "Raatan Lambiyaan").