Shershaah which was released on August 12 on Amazon Prime, is still being loved by one and all. Fans are not only praising the makers to show the never-seen-before and never-known-before story of a martyr soldier Captain Vikram Batra on celluloid but also showing the inspiring love story of Vikram and Dimple Cheema which was played by Sidharth Malhotra and Kiara Advani. For the unversed, Dimple and Cheema were in a relationship and were planning to get married before he died during the Kargil War of 1999.
Since his demise, it is said that Dimple is unmarried and spends her life with his memories. Their love story touched everyone’s heart. But do you know that Vikram and Dimple have spent only 40 days with each other? In an interview with the writer Sandeep Srivastava, he revealed that Dimple and Vikram knew each other for four years but they have spent only 40 days with each other.
Speaking to News18, Sandeep said, “When I was doing my research, and I interacted with Dimple, she said that Captain Batra and she knew each other for four years but the time they spent together was just about 40 days. I think that we have captured the essence of those 40 days, which means a lot to the wonderful lady whom I have a lot of respect. It is the essence of her feelings that is coming through the way Kiara has played the character, and that’s what’s really sticking to people.”
He added, "So I do not think there was a need to add anything. It’s just the right amount. She is a very integral part of Captain Vikram Batra’s life, you cannot tell his story without his relationship with Dimple, and without what he did in the war. I think what we have done is struck the right balance. There are also so many views, which are just the contrary and they are saying that it is a perfect blend of his personal life and his life as a soldier.”
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