Shershaah's popularity has grown since it first appeared on the internet last month. Sidharth Malhotra-starrer is now one of the most-watched films during the COVID-19 era, with praise from the family of Captain Vikram Batra, the Kargil hero on whom the film is based. The film was recently selected as the opening feature film for the inaugural Himalayan Film Festival.
According to officials, the first Himalayan Film Festival was held in Ladakh on Friday, and it was inaugurated by Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Anurag Thakur. The five-day festival is part of the Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav celebrations and will take place from September 24 to 28.
Shershaah, a film about late Captain Vikram Batra, premiered on the big screen for the first time during the festival's opening session, in the presence of actor Sidharth Malhotra and his co-actors, director Vishnu Vardhan, and film personalities such as Vidhu Vinod Chopra and film critic Anupama Chopra.
The film festival, which will feature films from 12 Himalayan states and Union Territories and will serve as a platform for filmmakers, is being organized by the administration of the Union Territory of Ladakh in collaboration with the Directorate of Film Festivals, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting.
The Himalayan Film Festival 2021 will take place from September 24 to September 28, 2021. The event allows regional filmmakers to show off their work to a larger audience.