has been making headlines since the last 48 hours after ETimes
broke the story of his upcoming marriage with Katrina Kaif
. Well, after we’d heard that Vicky’s ‘The Immortal Ashwatthama’
has been put on the backburner by Ronnie Screwvala
as the screenplay required a budget that wasn’t commercially viable in today’s times, it was being loudly said that the ‘Raazi’
actor’s next, a film based on war hero Sam Manekshaw
, titled ‘Sam Bahadur
‘, will go on floors by end of this year. The film’s title was unveiled on the birth anniversary of Sam Manekshaw, this year. Vicky plays the titular role in the film and it is going to be directed by Meghna Gulzar
Now, ETimes has it that ‘Sam Bahadur’ is not happening in 2021. It will start sometime in 2022 but the exact month has not been decided.
What has led to the delay is that this film is not an easy one to put together and pull off. The COVID phase only delayed the preparations and the modalities kept changing.
A source says, “Ronnie and Meghna have firmly decided that they will go ahead with it after everything has been put in place. That’s going to take a few months from now”.
Manekshaw was the chief of the Indian Army in 1971 when India fought the Bangladesh Liberation War with Pakistan.