Post ‘Brahmastra’, Shah Rukh Khan will now give a special appearance in Sidharth Malhotra starrer ‘Shershaah’.
Just a while back, Shah Rukh fans got a pleasant surprise when Producer: Karan Johar confirmed the Zero actor’s cameo in Ayan Mukerji’s Brahmastra, starring Amitabh Bachchan, Ranbir Kapoor, and Alia Bhatt. Now, latest reports suggest that Shah Rukh has given his node for yet another special appearance in Vishnuvardhan’s Shershaah, that will be co-produced by Karan Johar and Shabbir Boxwala starring Sidharth Malhotra and Kiara Advani.
Going by the reports in Pinkvilla, a source was quoted saying,
“Apparently, Shah Rukh has done a cameo in Shershaah but it is all very hush-hush as the makers want to announce it at their own time. The biopic on the life of Kargil war hero, Captain Vikram Batra, has Sidharth Malhotra playing a double role in it – as Captain Batra and his identical twin brother Vishal. Kiara portrays Captain Batra’s fiancée Dimple Cheema. Though the role essayed by SRK is small in terms of length and screen time, he plays a very significant role in the movie and Captain Batra’s life. SRK’s character is a strong one and he is one of the people who shape Captain Batra’s life in important ways – from his early life and military career to the Kargil war.”
The source also revealed,
“Shah Rukh is family to Karan so when the filmmaker narrated the role to him and requested him to come aboard, the superstar gave an immediate nod. The makers required a top actor and who better than King Khan to enhance the scenes with his starry presence and make the movie look larger-than-life? He brings his massive wealth of experience and knowledge to every part of any movie. Shah Rukh Khan himself debuted as an army officer Lt. Abhimanyu Rai in the TV series Fauji (1989). The cast has been kept under wraps as each character is an important one and the makers want to announce them slowly.”
Shershaah is based on the life of Late Captain Vikram Batra, who was an officer of the Indian Army and died during the Kargil war at the young age of 24. Shershaah is all set to be released on July 3 and has been shot extensively in Chandigarh, Palampur, Mumbai, Ladakh, and Kashmir.