Shershaah’s Kiara Advani First Look: The True Story of Dimple Cheema, Captain Vikram Batra’s Fiancee
Sidharth Malhotra and Kiara star Advani Shershaah are scheduled for release on August 12 on Amazon Prime Video. The directors of the film, which is co-presented by Karan Johar’s Dharma Productions and Amazon Prime Video India, shared Kiara’s character first look on Sunday.
The new Shershaah poster features Sidharth Malhotra and Kiara Advani sharing a sweet moment together. While Sidharth takes on the role of Paramvir Chakra winner Captain Vikram Batra (PVC), Kiara tries out the character of Dimple Cheema, who was the fiancee of Vikram Batra and who never married after being martyred in the War of Kargil.
Shershaah is based on the life of Captain Batra, who was killed by enemy fire while trying to save a fellow officer. Dimple was Vikram’s fiancée and his greatest strength. She did not marry after her death and lived as his widow.
In a previous interview with The Quint, Dimple Cheema was asked about the time she spent with Vikram in 1995. She then said: “I first met Vikram in 1995 at the University of the Punjab in Chandigarh when we both joined MY English. But as fate willed, neither of us finished it. I guess it was fate that played its part in bringing us together and becoming part of it. one another Dimple had also revealed that Vikram was in seventh heaven when he was selected for the Indian Military Academy.
Dimple had shared an incident when she nearly married Vikram. She had revealed that they frequently visited Mansa Devi and Gurudwara Sri Nada Sahab temple. “While doing a parikrama, he was walking behind me. At the end of the parikrama, he suddenly says: “Congratulations, Mrs. Batra”. Didn’t you realize that this is the fourth time that we are doing this parikrama? It left me totally speechless. It was the level of dedication he had to our relationship, ”she said.
Dimple added: “During one of his visits, I raised the issue of marriage because I felt a little insecure. Without saying anything, he pulled a blade from his wallet, cut his thumb, and filled my maang with his blood. This is the most cherished moment of my life to date. Then later I used to tease him by telling him he was slimy pura.
Vikram died on July 7, 1999, as his company Delta retook point 5140 before invading enemy posts at points 4750 and 4875. He had engaged three enemy soldiers in combat before being killed by enemy fire.
In the interview, Dimple was asked why she never married after Vikram’s death. “How to describe a life of memories, although they were created only in four years of association? I could go on and on, and the memories would keep on coming. Not a single day in the past 17 years has I felt detached from you. It is as if you are absent for a post. I know deep down that we’ll meet again, it’s only a matter of time.
Shershaah is an attempt to celebrate the soldier’s valiant spirit and honor his priceless sacrifice during the Kargil War of 1999, the creators said. “Staying true to his code name ‘Shershaah’, Captain Batra’s valiant fight and ultimate sacrifice were instrumental in India’s victory,” the statement added.
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