Actor Vicky Kaushal is all set to portray legendary freedom fighter Sardar Udham Singh on the silver screen. The biopic will be directed by Shoojit Sircar.

Sardar Udham Singh is remembered for shooting Brigadier-General Reginald Dyer, Michael O’Dwyer for the Jallianwala Bagh Massacre of 1919. 

On the revolutionary’s 120th birth anniversary was celebrated yesterday. To mark the occasion, Vicky took to Instagram to pen a heartfelt note.

“Today marks the 120th birth anniversary of Sardar Udham Singh. Portraying a character is one thing. But understanding the way they viewed the world, reliving their emotions is another. I don’t know how much closer I will get to what went inside your head and heart. But I do know that with every scene that I play you, something inside me alters forever. Sardar Udham Singh (26thDec1899-31stJuly1940),” he wrote.

Vicky earlier expressed his excitement about playing Sardar Udham Singh and said in a statement, “Since the time I started working as an actor in the industry, there was a wish list of the directors I wanted to work with. Shoojit sir was always on top of that list. So it is like a dream come true that he is finally directing me. And, what better story than Udham Singh!”

“Being a Punjabi, I have always heard about his stories, heard about his life as I was growing up and he has always come across as a mysterious character. The more mysterious a character, the more stimulating it becomes for an actor and for the director as well. I am so looking forward to becoming Udham Singh and translating Shoojit sir’s vision. I just feel that this is one person whose life story India should know and I am really excited for this journey to start,” he added.

Though there is no official word regarding the release date of the movie, reports suggest that the movie will release on October 2, 2020.