Entertainment / Vicky Kaushal to star in Shoojit Sircar’s Udham Singh biopic

The Indian Express : Mar 04, 2019, 10:35 AM

The Udham Singh biopic marks the first collaboration between filmmaker Shoojit Sircar and Uri star Vicky Kaushal. The film will go on floors next month and is slated for a 2020 release. Vicky Kaushal will next be seen as Udham Singh in Shoojit Sircar’s biopic of the freedom fighter. The movie is based on the revolutionary Udham Singh who assassinated Michael O’Dwyer, former Lieutenant Governor of Punjab of British.

After the mega success of military drama Uri: The Surgical Strike, Vicky Kaushal will next be seen as Udham Singh in Shoojit Sircar’s biopic of the freedom fighter.

The movie is based on the revolutionary Udham Singh who assassinated Michael O’Dwyer, former Lieutenant Governor of Punjab of British India in 1940, to avenge the horrors of the Jallianwala Bagh massacre. Shoojit, who is helming the project, praised his male lead to the skies and said he is excited to work with the Uri star.

“If you look at Vicky’s track record, he is taking brave steps and making some really fabulous choices. I wanted an actor who is ready to give his heart and soul to the film. Plus, he is a Punjabi boy and my film is the story of a Punjabi man. So, in many ways, he turned out to be the obvious choice,” the director said.