Vicky Kaushal’s first look as Udham Singh released
“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,” Shoojit said in a statement.
The makers of Sardar Udham Singh on Tuesday shared the first look of Vicky Kaushal as the freedom fighter. Shoojit Sircar, who is directing the project, says the freedom fighter’s struggle and sacrifice is a very important story for today’s audiences.
That’s the reason he chose to make the biopic, he 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,” Shoojit said in a statement.
Vicky will play the title role and bring alive the story of Udham Singh who assassinated Michael O’ Dwyer, the former lieutenant governor of Punjab in pre-Independence India, in revenge for the Jallianwala Bagh massacre in Amritsar in 1919. Singh was subsequently tried and convicted of murder and hanged in July 1940.
Vicky is seen looking dapper in a suit and long overcoat in the still. “Udham’s struggle and sacrifice is a very important story for today’s audiences 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,” Shoojit, the Vicky Donor flmmaker, added.
Talking about casting Vicky to tell the heroic tale of Shaheed Udham Singh, Shoojit said, “Vicky is unquestionably one of the most dynamic actors we have today, and together we shoulder great responsibility to deliver due justice in bringing alive this inspiring story on screen.”
The film will be shot across various countries this year. The first schedule is currently underway in Europe. A Rising Sun Film Production, the film is being produced by Ronnie Lahiri and Sheel Kumar. It is slated to release in 2020.