Kiara Advani Shares, ‘It Didn’t Feel Like We Were Shooting, We Relived July 11, 1999’- Exclusive!

The release of Shershaah is coming closer. Around this time, the anticipation to watch the tale of sacrifice and courage is raising the bar. The film instills a great deal of patriotism amongst the Indians. While Shershaah continues to be an emotional watch for the audience, the filming of it was no less than an emotional roller coaster ride.

According to the statement of Kiara, one of the most pivotal scenes of the film was the funeral sequence of Captain Vikram Batra and the emotional ordeal of his fiancé Dimple Cheema. Kiara shared that they filmed the sequence at the same place in Palampur where Batra’s funeral was actually held. Keeping in mind the emotional intensity of the scene, Kiara mentioned that she tried to bring in the required strength, courage, and sacrifices.

Kiara conveyed to the director Vishnu Vardhan that she would only give one take for the sequence. Now as per her verdict from an interview, the story from there goes a lot like this, “We shot the scene at the same location where Captain Vikram Batra’s last rites were performed in Palampur. When Capt Vikram Batra was martyred, the entire city and town had come to the funeral from all over to pay their respects to the braveheart, to recreate the same, we had a lot of junior artists on the set. Vishal Batra, Captain Vikram Batra’s twin brother was also present on the set that day, I was heavily emotional, I told Vishnu Sir I would want to do only one take.

He decided to take my close-up shot first to capture the emotions. While the camera was on me, I could hear sniffles all around me because the entire crew, including the junior artists, all other co-actors, despite not being in the frame, were all teary-eyed, even though they weren’t supposed to cry. We all resonated with the feeling of immense gratitude for the sacrifice of Captain Vikram Batra, it didn’t feel like we were performing, we relived July 11th, 1999,”

Earlier, Kiara had also shared an experience about her meeting with Dimple in Chandigarh to Indian Express, which was arranged by Vishal Batra, where she mentioned, “It was very warm because it was only the both of us. I was in Chandigarh shooting for something else and it was all thanks to Vishal Batra, who made us meet. There was no one else in the room and she spoke and I just listened to her. She reminisced all her memories, their memories. How things were back then, writing letters, trunk calls.”

While on the other hand, Captain Vikram Batra’s parents have also expressed their emotions after watching the recently released biopic and they turned back the history. Thus, we expect that the audience is going to really experience a very wonderful journey of a segment of history based on the depiction of true stories and events.

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