Actor Himanshu Malhotra, who was also the winner of dance reality show Nach Baliye 7 along with wife Amruta Khanvilkar, will be soon seen as Major Rajiv Kapoor in the Bollywood film Shershaah. The film will release on August 12 and Himanshu is quite excited about it.
The actor says, "I was supposed to do a project with Kunal Kohli and casting director Jogiji took my audition for the same. But that did not happen and I got called for a different audition. I was not aware that it is for the film Shershaah and Sidharth Malhotra will be playing the title role.” ALSO READ: Shershaah: Sidharth Malhotra Opens Up About Difficulties While Shooting At 14,000 Feet With Low Oxygen, Says 'We Huddled Under Rocks During Rains'
Speaking about his co-star Sidharth Malhotra, Himanshu says, "I personally feel Sidharth has portrayed Vikram Batra’s role very well. He has absolutely no air about his stardom and knows his skill. I think Shershaah is going to be an important film of his career. Kiara Advani is also a very good actress and people will love to see her in this film”. ALSO READ: Shershaah Trailer Review: This Perkily Patriotic Movie May Turn The Tide For Sidharth Malhotra
The actor also went on to share his prep work for the character. "We have done a lot of prep work that started with physical training. I injured myself badly during that and my knee and elbow got hurt. Shooting in Kargil and Palampur was great fun. All the war scenes were shot in Kargil. Wearing the Indian army uniform and playing a Major’s role is a different feeling altogether. The feeling I have experienced was of bravery and pride. We were all surrounded by the real army unit and that was an overwhelming experience. They were guiding us. I remember during our Kargil schedule, due to various restrictions, we were not allowed to step out and we would jam together post pack up. The mobile network was not great, so we all used to entertain ourselves with live music and that was an enthralling experience. At a point in time, we were all men on the set so it was great fun. Working with Dharma is indeed a cherishable experience,” he says.
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