Vicky Kaushal looks like Sam Manekshaw’s doppelganger in first look, Twitter calls it ‘so awesomely cool’ | bollywood


Actor Vicky Kaushal’s new look as Field Marshal Sam Manekshaw in Meghna Gulzar’s upcoming film has won over the hearts of his fans. Twitter cannot believe how much the actor looks like the late army chief.

Vicky shared his look from the film on Twitter on Thursday. “The swashbuckling general & the first Field Marshal of India- SAM MANEKSHAW. I feel honoured & proud of getting a chance to unfold his journey on-screen. Remembering him on his death anniversary & embracing the new beginnings with @meghnagulzar and @RonnieScrewvala. @RSVPMovies,” he wrote in his post. Vicky looks like a carbon copy of the revered soldier in the picture. Vicky is seen sitting in an office with a pen in one hand and spectacles in another. One can also see a trophy kept behind him.

Vicky’s fans wished him on the film and also gave him a tonne of tips to play the role to perfection. “Soooo awesomely cool. & a crack-a-jack Parsee to boot. Stock up on your eedoos (eggs) & single malts … as part of your research of course. Definitely looking forward to this one,” wrote one fan. “This’d be by far your best portrayal Buddy! This is indeed quite resembling and the acting part is already known to us! We feel assured to see you portraying him!,” wrote another. “Wow, now that’s a complete transformation,” read a comment. “Sir Manekshaw was a legend. You don’t just have a role to play but a huge responsibility now to adhere to Sir Manekshaw’s lifestyle as well.. I know you will get it through… He is a Hero of every Indian,” read another comment.

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The untitled film is directed by Meghna Gulzar who is already helming ‘Chhapaak’ starring Deepika Padukone. Today also marked the 11th death anniversary of Sam Manekshaw who died in 2008.Vicky will next be seen in Sardar Udham Singh, a biopic based on the legendary freedom fighter.

Apart from the biopic, Vicky will also feature in Karan Johar’s upcoming period drama Takht and debutante Bhanu Pratap Singh’s horror film Bhoot Part One – The Haunted Ship.

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First Published:
Jun 27, 2019 17:25 IST

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