Sidharth Malhotra, who is reaping accolades for his latest release Shershaah has revealed that though he hasn’t met Captain Vikram Batra’s girlfriend Dimple Cheema, he hopes that she smiled when she watched the biopic. In the recently release film, Sidharth played the role of PVC awardee Captain Vikram Batra who died during the Kargil War of 1999 while Kiara Advani essayed the role of Dimple in the film.
In an interview with a leading daily, Sidharth Malhotra said, "I never met her, but I am hoping that she's watched Shershaah and smiling. I am sure it is a very difficult watch for her as well but I really appreciate her sense of privacy and the purity she has for her love to Captain Vikram Batra."
When Sidharth was asked whether he is expecting a National Award for his performance in the film, he said, “That’s so sweet, I am so happy that you think so (smiles). But right now I am just enjoying the fact that people are enjoying my work and the craft. I think it’s one of the most prestigious awards that an actor can receive from the government. I am not really thinking about it as of now, but just really soaking in the love and the appreciation that is coming to the film."
Although Sidharth never met Dimple but Kiara had the opportunity of meeting her. She said in an interview, “Fortunately, I got to meet Dimple which helped me understand her emotional journey. I met her in Chandigarh before shooting the film. There was so much love in her eyes when she was narrating her story to me. I found her very inspiring."
Shershaah is directed by Vishnu Varadhan and is produced by Karan Johar’s Dharma Productions and Kaash Entertainment. It released on Amazon Prime Video on August 12.