Vicky Kaushal to play 'Sam Manekshaw' in Meghna Gulzar's next film.

Marking his death anniversary, Ronnie Screwvala's production house, RSVP, released the first look of the film, which is written by Bhavani Iyer and Shantanu Shrivastava along with Meghna Gulzar.

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After tasting success back to back with films like Manmarziyan, Raazi, and Uri: The Surgical Strike, ace actor Vicky Kaushal has been signed for Meghna Gulzar's next film. He will been seen playing  Sam Manekshaw, India's first Field Marshal. 

The announcement about the film on the legend was made on his death anniversary, where producer Ronnie Screwvala's RSVP films released the first look starring Vicky. The script is written by Bhavani Iyer and Shantanu Shrivastava along with Meghna Gulzar.

Talking about the same, Ronnie, in a statement said, "Sam Manekshaw's name will be etched in history as one of the greatest soldiers and minds India has ever seen. Young India desperately needs role models to look up to, needs to be educated on the contribution made by this icon to India --- as we know it today. I could not have asked for a better storyteller than Meghna to collaborate with on this one and will be a treat to do this with Vicky again."

Adding to the same, Meghna said: "This film has been brewing between RSVP and me, for some time now. With Vicky now coming on board to play Field Marshal Sam Manekshaw, it has begun to simmer. Looking forward to things to come to fruition one step at a time."

 Vicky believes it is an absolute honour to portray the life of Sam Manekshaw. "We are thrilled to bring forward the story of this fearless patriot and the first Field Marshal of India," he added. The actor also shared his excitement on Twitter with a message that read

Born in 1914, Sam Manekshaw (also known as Sam Bahadur) was popular for many reasons. It is reported that he had cheated death several times on and off the battlefield and away from it, and lived on to be a nonagenarian until June 27, 2008. Manekshaw was the first Indian Army officer to be promoted to the rank of Field Marshal and he led the country to victory against Pakistan in 1971.

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