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Shershaah writer says Dimple Cheema confirmed Vikram Batra cut his thumb, used blood as sindoor: ‘First I felt it was cooked up’ 

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Writer Sandeep Srivastava says he was sure he’ll never depict chest thumping patriotism in Shershaah. “There was no need for any hyper-nationalism here,” he says. Srivastava, whose latest project is receiving accolades from all quarters, believes Shershaah’s “honest storytelling” is what’s got it all the positive feedback.

Shershaah, which released on Amazon Prime Video on August 12, has become the most watched film on the streaming platform in India with an IMDb rating of 8.9. The war drama is based on the life of Captain Vikram Batra (PVC) during the Kargil War, with Sidharth Malhotra playing the titular part onscreen, and Kiara Advani playing his lady love, Dimple Cheema.

“When we started scripting the film, we could see the kind of hard work Sidharth was putting in right from the beginning. We could see him transform. He’s come of age and has put up a very fine act,” Srivastava said in a candid chat with indianexpress.com.

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