Shershaah writer Sandeep Srivastava has revealed that he thought Captain Vikram Batra cutting his thumb to apply sindoor (vermillion) on his girlfriend Dimple Cheema’s forehead was ‘cooked up’. He added that Dimple confirmed that the exchange actually happened.
Directed by Vishnu Varadhan, Shershaah is based on the life of Param Vir Chakra awardee Vikram Batra. He died during the Kargil War in 1999. In the film, Sidharth Malhotra played the role of Vikram Batra and Kiara Advani played the character of Dimple Cheema.
In an interview with Indian Express, Sandeep Srivastava said, “It took us time to accept that his love story did unfold like this. There is someone who’s left behind, Dimple, who’s still single. So we can’t sacrifice it…I met Dimple two-three times. We realised there are certain milestones in their love story. So the journey from one milestone to the other is where we’ve used bit of imagination and cinematic liberty.”
About the sindoor scene, he said,…