It has been over a year now since we have been hearing about the Sidharth Malhotra starrer film Shershah. The movie, a biopic on Kargil martyr Vikram Batra, was expected to go to the sets in early 2019 after facing a series of delays. However, it seems the Karan Johar production is set to face another delay as the makers have put it on hold due to unfavourable weather conditions in Kashmir in the month of January and February. A major chunk of the movie is to be shot in the valley.
Talking about the delay, a source reveals to a popular daily, “A major chunk of the biopic needs to be shot in Kashmir. During the recce, the makers realised that the weather conditions would be too rough around January-February for shooting to progress smoothly. Hence, they took a unanimous call to push the schedule by a few months”.
Since Malhotra will now have some extra time in the months of January and February, he is planning to begin shooting for his other projects. “Meanwhile, Sid will kick-start Milap’s revenge saga, which also features newbie Tara Sutaria, this December. It will be wrapped up around March 2019,” the source went on to add. Shershah will be produced by Dharma Productions and directed by Vishnu Varadhan from a story written by Sandeep Srivastava.
Meanwhile, Sidharth Malhotra is currently shooting for Jabariya Jodi. Produced by Ekta Kapoor, the film also stars Parineeti Chopra as the female lead. It is scheduled to hit the silver screen in 2019.