Here's why Sara refused to do Vicky's Udham Singh biopic
It's been a week since ace filmmaker Shoojit Sircar announced his project, a biopic on freedom fighter Udham Singh, with Bollywood's current blue-eyed boy Vicky Kaushal in the lead. And while Vicky's fans were ecstatic, their excitement increased further when it was reported that Sara Ali Khan has been approached for the female lead. However, recent buzz says, she has turned down the offer.
According to a report published in Bollywood Life, when Shoojit approached her for his Udham Singh biopic, she politely refused to do it. Sara felt that the movie will not give her enough exposure as an actress. Reportedly, the newcomer wants to do meaty roles now. Besides, her dates also clashed with the shooting of Imtiaz Ali-directorial Love Aaj Kal 2 with Kartik Aaryan.
Sara, who is just two movies old in Bollywood, has won over every filmmaker with her acting prowess. Her debut movie Kedarnath showed that she has promise, while the massive success of her second release Simmba, starring Ranveer Singh in the lead, catapulted her to the league of Bollywood's A-listers. Certainly, her career is on a roll since then.
Meanwhile, Vicky can't stop gushing about working with the Piku director. In fact, he called it his 'dream come true' moment. "I've always been a big admirer of how Shoojit sir looks at his stories. The way he is looking at the character (Udham Singh) and the world is extraordinary. Honestly, that's something that will take time to sink in," he was quoted saying.
Vicky's excitement is duly reciprocated by Shoojit. "If you look at Vicky's track record, he's taking brave steps and making some really fabulous choices. I wanted an actor who is ready to give his heart and soul to the film," Shoojit shared. Notably, Irrfan Khan was earlier roped in for the biopic, but had to leave the project due to his ill health.
For the uninitiated, Udham Singh was a brave freedom fighter, who had assassinated Lieutenant Governor of Punjab of British India, Michael O'Dwyer in Caxton Hall, London, in 1940. He did so to avenge the horrific killings in the Jallianwala Bagh massacre on April 13, 1919.