Filmmaker Shoojit Sircar has heaped praise on actor Vicky Kaushal and his portrayal of First Field Marshal Sam Manekshaw in Sam Bahadur by saying that his craft of transformation is always immaculate. Shoojit said: "When I saw Vicky’s Masaan I thought he had the National award and then I really wished for Sardar Udham too.. the way he transformed himself into a 19-year-old Udham Singh was really special. His craft of transformation is always immaculate." Sam Bahadur: Amul's 'Makkhan Validation' Delights Vicky Kaushal; Actor Appreciates the Creative Gesture, Pens a Thankful Note on Insta (View Post).

“I knew about Sam Bahadur quite well as I am from an armed forces family.. I really enjoyed Vicky’s adaptation and transformation as Sam Manekshaw.. he was witty and oozed confidence. And I am sure he surely will be a contender for all awards this year too,” he added. Sam Bahadur: Vicky Kaushal Responds to a Fan Asking Who He Will Dedicate if His Films Wins an Oscar or Filmfare.

Released on December 1, the biographical war drama film, which is directed by Meghna Gulzar, is based on the life of India's first field marshal, Sam Manekshaw.

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