Why Sahil Vaid regrets filming ‘Shershaah’

In the wake of the release of the biopic ‘Shershaah’, actor Sahil Vaid has revealed that he regrets shooting for the film in the first place.

Why Sahil Vaid regrets filming ‘Shershaah’ f

"I should not have done this movie"

Actor Sahil Vaid recently revealed that he regrets filming for the new biopic Shershaah.

Vaid stars in Shershaah alongside Sidharth Malhotra and Kiara Advani. However, he now says that he should not have done the film at all.

According to Vaid, he had doubts about the role offered to him, and he only took the film on as a gesture to Dharma Productions.

As well as this, Sahil Vaid admits the fact that “people are not even talking about” his work in Shershaah disappoints him.

Shershaah is based on the life of Kargil War hero Captain Vikram Batra.

In the film, Vaid takes on the role of Batra’s best friend Sunny. However, he admits that he would have preferred to play a soldier.

In a recent interview, he said:

“I kind of figured out that this is kind of a very small role and did not really want to do this role.

“I went to the director and told him to give me a uniformed role.

“I really would love to play a soldier, nobody has seen me in such roles and I really want to do those battle scenes, but the director was convinced I was best suited to play Sunny.”

Sahil Vaid continued to say that, despite not getting his preferred role, he took the film on anyway due to his gratitude to Dharma Productions for previous films.

He said:

“I owe Dharma a lot. They gave me Humpty Dumpty Ki Dulhania as well as Badrinath Ki Dulhaniya and this was in a way of me saying thank you.”

Speaking of his role in Shershaah, Sahil Vaid said the cast is not getting the appreciation they deserve.

He believes that people are only talking about Shershaah itself, and not the people who brought it to life.

The actor revealed:

Shershaah has released and reviews are pouring in.

“People are talking about the movie, but nobody is talking about these remarkable actors who have actually lent support for this film.

“There are some really amazing actors who have worked in this movie, set aside their egos, and gone for smaller roles…

“Agreed to do bit parts because they wanted to pay tribute to the late Captain Vikram Batra.”

“That is why I did this movie as well and now I am realising I should not have done this movie, people are not even talking about what I have done in the film.”

Shershaah, directed by Vishnu Vardhan, was released on August 12, 2021.

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