Vicky Kaushal to play the lead in film on URI surgical strikes
Titled 'Uri, the film produced by Ronnie Screwvala's RSVP will go on floors early next year.
Based on the Indian Army’s surgical strikes across the (LoC) in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK), Uri is being made by Ronnie Screwvala’s production arm – RSVP. The movie to be directed by Aditya Dhar will feature Vicky Kaushal in the lead role.
While the rest of the cast is yet to be locked, Vicky will be seen in the role of a Commander-in-Chief. This marks the second collaboration between RSVP and Vicky Kaushal, who have worked together on the former’s maiden production titled Love Per Square Foot, which is set to release in April 2018.
Speaking about the film, Vicky said, “When this film came to me and we had a discussion, I was really thrilled about it because this is one story that I feel that everyone needs to know. One of the fantastic army operations that the Indian army has conducted and with great efficiency. I also feel it is a great opportunity and also a responsibility for all of us to portray this story.”
Vicky will play the lead Commander-in-Chief who led this operation and the group of paratroopers post the Uri attack. For this role, Vicky will also undergo paramilitary training for a month to bulk up before the shoot of the film.
“I’m really excited to get into this because I think this might just be one of the most toughest parts that I have played till date, both physically and emotionally,” added Vicky.
The film will go on floors early next year after Vicky wraps up the shoot for Raazi, opposite Alia Bhatt.