Vicky Kaushal will be essaying the role of Indian revolutionary, Udham Singh, in his biopic which is being helmed by Shoojit Sircar. Udham Singh shot Brigadier-General Reginald Dyer, Michael O’Dwyer, the lieutenant governor of Punjab, dead to avenge the infamous Jallianwala Bagh Massacre of 1919. It was Shoojit's dream to make a film on the sacrifice of Udham Singh and his dream finally came true when the filmmaker kickstarted the shoot with Vicky Kaushal in London, during the month of April. The London schedule was followed by a brief shot in Russia. While the first schedule of Udham Singh wrapped up in May, the cast and crew will begin filming for the second schedule in October.
Meanwhile, the release date of the Vicky Kaushal starrer has been fixed. Udham Singh biopic will hit the silver screens on October 2, 2020. Director Shoojit confirmed the development to Mumbai Mirror and said, "Yes, we will be releasing the film on October 2, 2020. Keeping in mind the remaining shoot schedule, post-production and the time required to complete the film, my producers and good friends Ronnie Lahiri and Sheel Kumar advised this date for a feasible release next year and I have decided to go with it."
Talking about the second schedule of Udham Singh biopic, a source added, "It will be four-month shoot. A major chunk of the film will be wrapped up by January. It will predominantly be an outdoor schedule with locations in Russia, the United Kingdom, Europe and North India. Locations and weather serve as characters in the film, and the schedule has been planned with that in mind." Before this brief schedule begins in October, the team will go for a recce to zero in ideal spots for the shoot.
Before Udham Singh biopic, Shoojit Sircar will wrap up the shoot of Gulabo Sitabo starring Amitabh Bachchan and Ayushmann Khurrana. Written by Juhi Chaturvedi, Gulabo Sitabo is a comedy set in Lucknow.
As for Vicky, the actor will next be seen in Karan Johar's Bhoot: Part One - The Haunted Ship with Bhumi Pednekar. The movie is being helmed by Bhanu Pratap Singh, who has been an assistant director to Shashank Khaitan. Touted to be a horror-comedy, Bhoot releases on November 15, 2019.
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