Kiara Advani and Sidharth Malhotra will be seen sharing screen space for the very first time with Karan Johar’s Shershaah. While it has earlier been revealed that the film will go on floors from the first week of May, latest reports reveal the date.

A source told Pinkvilla, “Both Sidharth and his leading lady Kiara Advani who are teaming up for the first time, will fly to Chandigarh on Monday (May 6). The film goes on floors the next day (Tuesday, May 7)”.

“It will primarily focus on the personal life of Batra and involve his sequences with the family members. But a major part of it will be developing the whole relationship he had with his girlfriend Dimple Cheema. It will focus on how they met and fell in love. He had not got married when he got killed battling for the country during the Kargil War. Right now, all the scenes featuring the couple will be shot. There will be a few romantic songs that they will also film during this schedule,” the source added.

Yesterday, filmmaker Karan Johar officially announced the name of the film and the cast by sharing a poster on Instagram revealing the details. He captioned it, “Beginning the journey of #Shershaah soon! @sidmalhotra @kiaraaliaadvani#VishnuVaradhan #HirooJohar@apoorva1972@shabbirboxwalaofficial #AjayShah#HimanshuGandhi @dharmamovies”.

Sidharth is currently working on his role and has also learnt how to operate army weapons.  A press release stated “Sidharth along with cast was training on army drills and learnt the use of military weapons. This training is to get the body language and army etiquettes correct”.

After wrapping up their shoot in Chandigarh, the team will be heading to Palampur, Batra’s hometown. The film will be extensively shot in North India for 70 days across Chandigarh, Palampur, Kashmir, and Ladakh.

Directed by Vishnu Varadhan, the film has been produced by Karan Johar, Hiroo Johar, Apoorva Mehta, Shabbir Boxwala, Ajay Shah and Himanshu Gandhi.