Sanya Malhotra and Fatima Sana Shaikh join Vicky Kaushal-starrer SamBahadur
Sanya Malhotra will play Sam Manekshaw’s wife Silloo Bode while Fatima will portray Indira Gandhi
Vicky Kaushal-starrer SamBahadur has two additions to its cast – Fatima Sana Shaikh and Sanya Malhotra.
Directed by Meghna Gulzar, SamBahadur is based on the life of Sam Manekshaw, a decorated war hero and the first Indian Army officer to be promoted to the rank of field marshal. He was India's Chief of Army Staff during the Indo-Pakistan War of 1971.
In the film, Sanya will play Manekshaw’s wife Silloo Bode. Fatima will portray former Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi. The actors, incidentally, had starred together in the 2016 sports drama Dangal.
Sanya shares, “Behind every great man is a woman and Silloo Manekshaw was that support and strength to Sam Bahadur. I’m honoured to essay this role and bring to light her integral part and influence in this war hero’s life. I’m also extremely thankful to Meghna Gulzar and really looking forward to this exciting journey with her.”
Fatima adds, “I’m happy to join the SamBahadur family and take on the challenge of essaying the role of one of the most influential and talked about women in Indian history. What intrigued and excited me the most was the passion with which the makers hope to honour his memory and legacy through this film."
SamBahadur is expected to go on floors next year. Vicky and Meghna had previously collaborated on the spy drama Raazi (2018).