This Article is From Dec 13, 2021

Sanya Malhotra And Fatima Sana Shaikh To Join Vicky Kaushal in Sam Bahadur

Fatima Sana Shaikh and Sanya Malhotra previously worked together in the film Dangal

Sanya Malhotra And Fatima Sana Shaikh To Join Vicky Kaushal in  Sam Bahadur

Vicky Kaushal posted this. (Image courtesy: vickykaushal09)


  • Vicky Kaushal posted a picture on Instagram
  • Vicky shared a picture with Sanya Malhotra, Fatima Shaikh and Meghna
  • "Welcome the leading ladies Sanya and Fatima Shaikh," wrote Vicky
New Delhi:

The Dangal girls are back and this time not as sisters but as extremely pivotal characters in the upcoming film Sam Bahadur. The film is based on the life of Field Marshal Sam Hormusji Framji Jamshedji Manekshaw widely known as Sam Manekshaw and Sam Bahadur. Vicky Kaushal will be essaying the titular role. Now, as per a recent post by the cast and production house, Sanya Malhotra and Fatima Sana Shaikh have joined the cast of the film. While Sanya Malhotra will play the role of Silloo Manekshaw, Field Marshal Sam Bahadur's wife, Fatima Sana Shaikh will play the role of former Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi.

The announcement was made coinciding with director Meghna Gulzar's birthday. Sharing the news, lead actor Vicky Kaushal posted a picture and wrote, “It's a very special day for us as we celebrate our director Meghna Gulzar's birthday and welcome the leading ladies Sanya Malhotra as Silloo Manekshaw and Fatima Sana Shaikh as Smt. Indira Gandhi to the Sam Bahadur family!” 

In the image, Vicky Kaushal is seen with director Meghna Gulzar and the two leading ladies sitting beside him. The same post was also shared by the production house RSVP Movies.

Sharing the same picture, Sanya Malhotra wrote, “Behind every successful man is a strong independent woman who supports him in all his endeavours. It's with great honour that I get to play one such woman, Silloo Manekshaw, the wife of India's first Field Marshal Sam Manekshaw. Cannot wait to begin this journey with Meghna ma'am, Vicky, Fatima and RSVP movies!”

Fatima Sana Shaikh spoke about her role in the movie in a post. She wrote, “A woman who defines courage, power and dignity! It's with great pride that I am joining the team of Sam Bahadur to depict the role of India's first female Prime Minister Smt. Indira Gandhi. Looking forward to beginning this journey with Meghna ma'am, Vicky, Sanya & RSVP Movies.”

The late Sam Manekshaw was the first Indian Army officer to be promoted to the rank of Field Marshal. He was the Chief of Army Staff of the Indian Army, who commanded the Indian forces during the India-Pakistan 1971 war.

The title of the much-awaited movie was announced as Sam Bahadur in April this year on the Field Marshal's birth anniversary. 

Vicky Kaushal had shared the first look poster of the film on the death anniversary of Field Marshal Sam Manekshaw in 2019.  See it here:

This is the second time Meghna Gulzar will be directing Vicky Kaushal after Raazi.