A big update has come about actor Vicky Kaushal’s film Sam Bahadur, who is in the center of the news these days for marrying Bollywood’s glamorous actress Katrina Kaif. Dangal Girls Fatima Sana Shaikh and Sanya Malhotra have now entered this film. Production house RSVP announced the entry of both the actresses on the occasion of director Meghna Gulzar’s birthday and told about their characters.
Sam Bahadur is a biopic film of one of the greatest army officers of the country, General Sam Manekshaw. Vicky is playing the character of Sam Manekshaw in the film. Sanya Malhotra will be seen in the role of Silly Manekshaw, wife of General Manekshaw, while Fatima has got the iconic role of former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi. Recently, Lara Dutta played the role of Indira Gandhi in Akshay Kumar’s film Bellbottom.
On her selection, Fatima said, “I am delighted to join the Sambahadur family and take on the challenge of playing the role of one of the most influential and celebrated women in Indian history. What excited me the most was the passion with which the makers are hoping to honor his memory and legacy through this film.”
Says Sanya Malhotra, “Sam Bahadur’s strength was Sillu Manekshaw. I am honored to play this role and bring to the fore his integral part and influence in the life of this war hero.”
On joining the two actresses in the film, Vicky Kaushal said – “Sanya and Fatima with their characters have brought more character and substance to the story of Sambahadur and I am very excited to be working with them for the first time. I welcome them both to the Manekshaw family and look forward to sharing the screen with two of the most talented and hardworking actors of our generation.”
Let us tell you, during the Indo-Pak war of 1971, General Manekshaw was the Chief of Army Staff and the first Indian military officer to be promoted to the rank of Field Marshal. General Manekshaw’s military career spanned four decades and five wars. Sanya was seen in the Netflix film Meenakshi Sundareshwar this year, while Fatima appeared in a story from Netflix’s anthology film Ajibi Dastan. By the way, Fatima has done Thugs of Hindostan with Vicky Kaushal’s wife Katrina Kaif.