Director Vishnuvardhan’s latest release ‘Shershaah’ starring Sidharth Malhotra and Kiara Advani in the lead roles have been receiving accolades from all quarters. Rumoured lovebirds Sidharth and Kiara’s sizzling chemistry in the movie have set tongues wagging. While the romance between Vikram Batra (Sidharth Malhotra) and Dimple Cheema (Kiara Advani) in the film looked organic, Shershaah writer Sandeep Srivastava confirms that the romantic “sindoor” scene actually happened. In a recent interview with Indian Express, Sandeep stated that he thought Captain Vikram Batra cutting his thumb to apply sindoor on his girlfriend Dimple Cheema was "cooked up".
However, the writer revealed that Dimple confirmed that the exchange actually happened. Sandeep was quoted as saying, “It took us time to accept that his love story did unfold like this. There is someone who’s left behind, Dimple, who’s still single. So we can’t sacrifice it...I met Dimple two-three times. We realised there are certain milestones in their love story. So the journey from one milestone to the other is where we’ve used bit of imagination and cinematic liberty.”
Talking about the famous sindoor scene, Sandeep Srivastava said when Dimple herself confirmed that it actually happened; he decided to write the scene in such a way that it flows with the narrative.
“The act itself is over-the-top as if from the 70s or 80s, but Dimple’s reaction of ‘kinna filmy banda mila hai mainu (My man is so filmy)’ balances it. Dimple is such a beautiful aspect to this story,” he added.
On a related note, Shershaah, which marked Sidharth and Kiara’s first outing together, was released on August 12 on Amazon Prime Video. Bankrolled by Karan Johar’s Dharma Productions, the movie was based on the life of Param Vir Chakra awardee and army captain Vikram Batra.
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