Vicky Kaushal’s last outing, ‘URI: The Surgical Strike’ created wonders at the box office. And the actor is now all set to play freedom fighter Sardar Udham Singh in filmmaker Shoojit Sircar’s next. The film is a biopic of the revolutionary Udham Singh, who assassinated Michael O’Dwyer, the former Lieutenant Governor of Punjab in British India in 1940, to avenge the 1919 massacre. Speaking about casting Vicky in the role, director Shoojit Sircar says, “If you look at Vicky’s track record, he is taking brave steps and making some really fabulous choices. I wanted an actor who is ready to give his heart and soul to the film. Plus, he is a Punjabi boy and my film is a story of a Punjabi man. So, in many ways, he turned to be the obvious choice.”
Vicky who had the ‘Piku’ director on his wish list since his acting career kicked off says, ” It’s a surreal feeling because it’s like a dream come true. I have always been a huge admirer of how Shoojit sir looks at his stories. The way he is looking at the character (Udham Singh) and the world is extraordinary as well as beautiful. Also it is a big honour for me that finally, I am going to be directed by him. Honestly, that’s something that will take time to sink in.” The film goes on floors in April and will release in 2020.