Sidharth Malhotra, who played Vikram Batra in Shershaah, recently spoke about how he trained for the film in Kargil. During the Banega Swasth India (BSI) campaign, he told NDTV: “We shot at about 14,000 feet and the real war took place at about 18,000 feet. The terrain is so sharp that one wrong move can injure you in Kargil. We were training to gain stamina. We trained with the army and carried 20 kg backpacks and climbed up. During the shooting we also did the same. It started with dieting, we have to be very picky about the food habits. You can not consume chemicals that increase your heart rate.”
He added: “I found it relatively easier, because I’m working out and it’s in my daily habit.” When asked how important it is for him to stay physically fit, he said: “Exercise is something I am addicted to. It is something I recommend everyone to do. In today’s lifestyle it is a must and the day your body then becomes an obstacle it defeats the purpose of this great life that we can all live and can live.”
Aided by Vishnuvardhan and produced by Karan Johar’s Dharma productions, Sidharth Malhotra played the role of Vikram Batra. The film also featured Kiara Advani as his love interest. The actor received immense applause for his performance in the film.
Meanwhile, on the work front, Sidharth Malhotra will next be featured in Mission Majnu with rashmika mandanna, thank god with Ajay Devgn and Rakul Preet Singh and Yodha with Disha Patani.