Sardar Udham Singh: Vicky Kaushal Starrer Biopic Gets A Release Date
Shoojit Sircar’s biopic on Udham Singh has finally got a release date. The movie is based on true-life events and is titled Sardar Udham Singh. The makers have a finalized October 2, 2020, as the release date for the movie. After Irrfan Khan opted out of the movie due to health reasons, Vicky Kaushal will be portraying Udham Singh on the silver screen.
According to Shoojit, Irrfan Khan wants to do films that are less physically strenuous, since he’s recovering from neuroendocrine tumour and willingly opted out from the project. The movie is being produced by Ronnie Lahiri under the banner, Rising Sun Films.
Sardar Udham Singh is the person responsible for the assignation of Michael O’Dwyer, former Lieutenant Governor of Punjab in India, who endorsed Colonel Dyer’s action regarding the Jallianwala Bagh massacre in 1919.
Confirming the date Shoojit told Indianexpress.com, “Yes we will be releasing on 2nd October 2020. Keeping in mind the remaining shoot schedule, the post-production process and the time required completing the film, my producers and good friends Ronnie Lahiri and Sheel Kumar advised this date for a feasible release next year, hence I decided to go ahead with it!”
Discussing more the movie, Sircar said, “I chose this event as it is one of the most pivotal revolutionary contributions to the freedom movement which has albeit gone unnoticed for generations. Udham’s struggle and sacrifice are a very important story for today’s audience to be made aware of, and I have collaborated with my esteemed writers Riteish Shah and Shubendu Bhattacharya, along with my friend and producer Ronnie Lahiri once again for this humble tribute to the maverick freedom fighter and his story.”
The director whose last movie was Varun Dhawan starrer "October" said this biopic project has been on his mind for a very long time and wanted to tell Singh’s story for years. Shoojit said, “I have been waiting to tell the heroic tale of Shaheed Udham Singh for a very long time. It is a story very close to my heart. For it, I needed an actor who could give his heart and soul to the film, be with me and tell the story together. Vicky fits the bill perfectly. I have seen his work and the dedication he brings to it. I’m very happy he is on board this project.”
Vicky Kaushal’s first look as Udham Singh is out already and people have praised it a lot. According to the source, the first schedule of the shooting has been wrapped up. The second schedule of the shoot is set for October this year.
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