If you have watched Amazon Prime Video’s latest release ‘Shershaah’, you would know that it is not an easy watch. Being an Indian, the film will instills heavy dose of patriotism in you and will make you cry hard. Shershaah is based on the Kargil War Hero Captain Vikram Batra. Produced by Dharma Productions, the film stars Sidharth Malhotra and Kiara Advani in lead roles.
While Shershaah is an emotional watch for the audience, its filming process was no less than an emotional roller coaster ride. The cast and crew got teary-eyed while filing the last scene of Shershaah.
Actor Kiara Advani told in an interview, “We shot the scene at the same location where Captain Vikram Batra’s last rites were performed in Palampur. When Capt Vikram Batra was martyred, the entire city and town had come to the funeral from all over to pay their respects to the braveheart, to recreate the same, we had a lot of junior artists on the set. Vishal Batra, Captain Vikram Batra’s twin brother was also present on the set that day, I was heavily emotional, so I told Vishnu Sir I would want to do only one take, he decided to take my close up shot first to capture the emotions. While the camera was on me and I was emoting I could hear sniffles all around me because the entire crew, including the junior artists, all other co-actors, despite not being in the frame, were all teary-eyed, even though they weren’t supposed to cry. We all resonated with the feeling of immense gratitude for the sacrifice of Captain Vikram Batra, it didn’t feel like we were performing, we re-lived July 11th, 1999.”
Kiara Advani plays the role of Dimple Cheema (Captain Vikram Batra’s girlfriend) in the film.
Sharing the experience of shooting the last scene, actor Manmeet Kaur, who plays Mona, said, “We shot many sequences in Palampur, Chandigarh and Mumbai. And since it is a war film, most of the shooting has been done in Kargil. In fact, the climax scene where Vikram Batra sacrifices his life, it has been shot at the real location. It was very emotional to shoot those scenes. Everybody got teary-eyed while shooting the last scene of Captain Vikram Batra’s last rites.”