Sidharth Malhotra who will be essaying the role of Captain Vikram Batra in his biopic, Shershaah has kick-started to shoot in Kargil. The actor flew to Kargil to shoot a major chunk which includes the 1999 Kargil war for 40-days but little did Sid know that an accident was waiting for him as he met with an accident on the sets of the film. According to a leading tabloid, Sid and his co-star Shiv Pandit had ventured out for a ride and there a mishap occurred, resulting in hand and leg injuries.
While talking to Mumbai Mirror, a source was quoted saying, “After the shoot, Sid and Shiv (Pandit, co-star) had ventured out for a ride when Shiv lost his balance and slipped off his bike. Sid, who was right behind him, had to apply brakes due to which his bike skidded, resulting in hand and leg injuries," adding that a major accident was averted as the duo was wearing helmets.
The source further added, “Despite the accident, Sidharth continued to shoot on Sunday, as a crew of 150 people was already on board for a pivotal scene, for which a massive set-up was put together. It was a rest day for him on Monday."
The tabloid also contacted Sidharth who talked about his injury and how much time he will take to heal. He said, “But given the schedule and scale of the film, I didn’t have the time to recover. Accidents like these happen and cause a bit of lapse in schedules, but I think it could have been much worse. Hopefully, in the next few days, I will be absolutely fine."
Talking about his Kargil schedule, he said, “It is a completely new experience because not many films have been shot here. We have explored virgin locations as we want to be extremely authentic when it comes to the war. We have shot in the mountains similar to the ones where the battles were fought. The rocks were extremely sharp, and they can’t be controlled. So, there were safety concerns while we filmed action sequences and the team did everything to ensure we were comfortable."
Malhotra will be portraying the role of Vikram Batra and Kiara Advani will be playing Batra’s girlfriend Dimple Cheema in the film.
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