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I've to be sensitive, to do justice to the role and not offend people

Comments  Comments [ 0 ]    By Ami Sheth | 03 January 2018 | 12:21pm


Currently, Sidharth Malhotra is busy with the promotions of his upcoming film, Aiyaary which also stars Manoj Bajpayee. Besides Aiyaary, Sidharth will also be playing an army man in his next which is a biopic on Kargil martyr Captain Vikram Batra.

Captain Batra, led one of the most dangerous operations during the Kargil War and sacrificed his life to save his men. He was posthumously honoured with the Param Vir Chakra a month after India clinched the war.

In an interview with a leading daily, Sidharth said, "This story is based on the Kargil war and it's very inspiring and touching. I've never played a character that's real. Their family approached me a while ago and said that if anyone had to play their son, then they'd be very interested if I could do it. It was very overwhelming, because I had heard of his story, but when I got into the details, it was amazing to learn about his life and journey."

He further added, "It's very difficult to portray someone who, at such a young age, gave up his life for the country."

While Malhotra is also from an army background due to his grandfather, during the shoot of the film Sidharth was said to proudly don the uniform and even sent a picture of him to his dad who was very happy after watching it.

Further talking about playing a real-life person on screen, the actor concluded by saying, "You have to give it respect because we're talking about a martyr. That's more challenging than being compared. He is not a celebrity, so I have less to worry about in that regard, but I have to be sensitive so that I do justice to the role and don't offend people. I feel very answerable to the family; they approached me for the role. I hope they feel satisfied and happy when the film releases."

Credits: Hindustan Times

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