Sidharth Malhotra's Vikram Batra biopic pushed to 2019?

Sidharth Malhotra, who has had only one release this year (Aiyaary), has three films in his kitty. The actor is currently wrapping up work on Jabariya Jodi opposite Parineeti Chopra and has also signed Milap Zaveri’s next. There’s also the Vikram Batra biopic, tentatively titled Kargil: Sher Shah, which was announced some time ago.

The film, which chronicles the life of the slain Kargil martyr, was supposed to go on floors right after Jabariya Jodi, but now, there has been a change in plans. Says a source, “A major chunk of the biopic needs to be shot in Kashmir. During the recce, the makers realised that the weather conditions would be too rough around January-February for shooting to progress smoothly. Hence, they took a unanimous call to push the schedule by a few months.”

The war drama, which will be produced by Karan Johar as well as Shabir Boxwala and helmed by Vishnu Vardhan, will go on floors around next April-May. “Meanwhile, Sid will kick-start Milap’s revenge saga, which also features newbie Tara Sutaria, this December. It will be wrapped up around March 2019,” our informer adds.