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Sidharth Malhotra in the trailer for 'Shershaah'. Image Credit: YouTube

The wait is finally over! Actor Sidharth Malhotra-starrer ‘Shershaah’ is all set to release digitally on August 12.

On Thursday, the makers unveiled the teaser of the film, which is based on the life of Param Vir Chakra awardee Vikram Batra.

For the unversed, Batra died in the Kargil War in 1999. Due to his bravery, he was given the title of ‘Sher Shah’ (Lion King).

Malhotra will be seen essaying the role of Captain Vikram Batra. In the teaser, we get a glimpse of real footage from the Kargil War. In the end, we can also see Malhotra donning the army uniform.

“Heroes live on through their stories. We are honoured to bring to you the true story of the Kargil War hero, Captain Vikram Batra (PVC). A film which has had a long journey for me and a real life character I am proud to play,” he wrote on Instagram while sharing the teaser’s link.

Directed by Vishnu Varadhan and jointly produced by Dharma Productions and Kaash Entertainment, ‘Shershaah’ also features actors Kiara Advani, Shiv Panditt, Raj Arjun, Pranay Pachauri, Himanshu Ashok Malhotra, Nikitin Dheer, Anil Charanjeett, Sahil Vaid, Shataf Figar and Pawan Chopra.

Speaking more about the film, Karan Johar, Dharma Productions’ head honcho, said, “‘Shershaah’, the true story of a war hero whose indomitable spirit and bravery brought victory to our nation. His sacrifices are invaluable and his life is an inspiration for generations to come.”

“We are extremely glad to have found a home for what I believe is a true cinematic marvel, in Amazon Prime Video, and are excited to mark the beginning of a new chapter in our relationship with them. Shershaah is our homage to the valour of our soldiers and I hope every viewer’s heart swells with pride watching this film.”

‘Shershaah’ will release on Amazon Prime Video.