Captain Vikram Batra’s much-awaited biopic has finally released this week. The film stars Sidharth Malhotra in the lead role who plays the Kargil War Hero. Kiara Advani plays the role of his girlfriend Dimple Cheema.
A lot of research went into the making of this film. It also involved getting to know about Captain Vikram Batra, his family and his girlfriend.
Actor Manmeet Kaur, who plays the role of Mona (Kiara and Sidharth’s friend) in the film, recalled her experience of meeting Captain Vikram Batra’s family. During an interview with us, she said, “I feel I am very privileged and lucky to get a chance to meet them because, from the actors, only Sidharth, Kiara and I went to meet them at their residence. I met Vishal Batra Sir (Capt. Vikram Batra’s brother) and his sister and parents as well. they are all so down to earth. They have created a library where you see his pictures, medals etc. We got really emotional seeing his belongings and talking to his family as they talked about the Kargil Hero. We felt so connected.”
When asked if they met Dimple Cheema, Manmeet told, “No, she didn’t want to meet anybody. Even for the research, Kiara talked to her via video call only. I guess she wanted to keep her life personal. But you know, she never married anyone else. She still feels for Captain Vikram Batra. I am getting too emotional while talking about it.”
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