As the nation celebrates the birth anniversary of the legendary Field Marshal Sam Manekshaw, his legacy resonates deeply across India. Among those inspired by his remarkable life is actor Vicky Kaushalwho once expressed a deep desire that Manekshaw's memory should be revered in every Indian home.
Vicky, who played Manekshaw in his biopic 'Sam Bahadur', mentioned that although films are made for commercial purposes, he had different expectations from this cinematic experience. He wanted Sam's life and journey to be celebrated in every home and village, through 'Sam Bahadur.'

“We want to reach every home, town, city, city and every corner of the world. Money and fame. It's great, we all want that. But what we work for is for people to watch it, resonate with it and celebrate it.” celebrating the man (Sam Manekshaw). That will be the biggest validation,” Vicky expressed to PTI in an interview.

“The film should reach every home, it should become an emotion. Sometimes it's dialogue, a song, a scene, a moment, or the entire movie, but you want it to happen. These moments create a legacy and that is what you are working for, you are working for a legacy,” Kaushal added.

Released on December 1, 'Sam Bahadur' narrated the journey of the courageous soldier who fought not just for his nation but to prove his loyalty to his nation on many occasions. Alongside Vicky, this film directed by Meghna Gulzar also starred Fatima Sana Sheikh and Sanya Malhotra in pivotal roles.