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First Look: Vicky Kaushal as Sam Manekshaw in Meghna Gulzar’s Next

Details of Meghna Gulzar’s next film inside.

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For her next directorial, Meghna Gulzar is all set to bring alive the life of Field Marshal, Sam Manekshaw. And the film will be starring none other than the Uri actor Vicky Kaushal. The first look of Vicky Kaushal from the film was revealed on 27 June and is quite stunning.

Vicky Kaushal looks completely unrecognizable in this new avatar. With a thick mustache covering his face and deep grey eyes that make it almost impossible to look away, Vicky Kaushal looks very similar to the Indian military officer who 27 June 2008. The first look has been revealed on his death anniversary.

Check it out here:

Details of Meghna Gulzar’s next film inside.
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The film will be written by Bhavani Iyer (Raazi) and Shantanu Srivastava (Badhaai Ho), and produced by Ronnie Screwvala. It will go on floors in 2021.

Sam Manekshaw was an Indian military officer during the Indo-Pakistan war of 1971. Born to Parsi parents, Sam grew up in Punjab. After his brave and courageous handling of situations during the 1971 war, Sam Manekshaw was promoted to the rank of a field marshal by Indira Gandhi. He was later appointed as the Chief of the Defence Staff. He died on 27 June 2008 in Wellington, Tamil Nadu.

Meghna Gulzar on Thursday tweeted, “A Soldier’s Soldier. A Gentleman’s Gentleman. In remembrance, on the death anniversary of Field Marshal Sam Manekshaw. It is my honour to tell the story of one of India's greatest war heroes, with @vickykaushal09 essaying the historic man! @RonnieScrewvala @RSVPMovies”

Vicky Kaushal also took to social media to share a glimpse of his character. He wrote about how he was honoured to play the role of Sam Manekshaw.

“The swashbuckling general & the first Field Marshal of India- SAM MANEKSHAW. I feel honoured & proud of getting a chance to unfold his journey on-screen. Remembering him on his death anniversary & embracing the new beginnings with @meghnagulzar and @RonnieScrewvala. @RSVPMovies”

Meghna Gulzar is currently working on Chhapaak which stars Rajkummar Rao and Deepika Padukone. Chhapaak is based on the real-life story of Laxmi Aggarwal, who survived an acid attack in 2005 at the age of 15. Part of the film will reportedly explore the PIL that was subsequently filed in the Supreme Court in 2006 and which lead to the amendment of laws regarding acid attacks in 2013. Deepika plays a character named Malti in the film and Vikrant Massey’s role is modelled on that of Laxmi’s partner, social activist Alok Dixit.

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