Mumbai, March 14 (PTI): Actor Vicky Kaushal on Tuesday announced that he has wrapped the shooting of his next feature project “Sam Bahadur”, directed by Meghna Gulzar. “Sam Bahadur” is based on the life and times of Field Marshal Sam Manekshaw, one of India’s greatest war heroes. The movie, set to be released in theatres on December 1, 2023, is produced by RSVP Movies.
Kaushal shared the news of the film wrap on Instagram, posting a photo with Gulzar, who earlier directed the actor in her 2018 directorial “Raazi”. The 34-year-old actor said he is grateful to have played a “true legend” on the big screen. “Gratitude, gratitude and only gratitude… to be a part of this process to depict the life of a true legend, to be a part of this team which truly gave it their all. So much I got to live, so much I got to learn… so much there is to bring to you all,” Kaushal wrote.
“To Meghna, Ronnie, my brilliant coactors, the incredible Teamů to the Manekshaw Family, to the Indian Army and to the man, FM Sam H. F. J. Manekshaw, himselfů Thank You! IT’s A FILM WRAP ON #SAM!!! See you all in cinemas on 1st Dec 2023,” he added. “Sam Bahadur” went on floors in August last year. It also stars Sanya Malhotra as Manekshaw’s wife Silloo and Fatima Sana Shaikh as former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi. Bhavani Iyer has penned the script along with Meghna’s father Gulzar and Shantanu Srivastava. Gulzar also serves as a lyricist on the movie with music by the popular trio Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy.