‘Yodha’ actor Sidharth Malhotra sings national anthem at Pro Kabaddi League play-offs – watch viral video


In a convergence of sports and cinema, Bollywood actor Sidharth Malhotra took center stage not on the silver screen but at the high-energy environs of the Pro Kabaddi League (PKL). The actor, who is in the midst of a rigorous promotional campaign for his much-anticipated film ‘Yodha’, graced the play-offs of the PKL, stirring patriotic fervor as he rendered a powerful performance of the national anthem.

Sidharth, whose latest film has been creating substantial buzz, found a unique platform in the PKL play-offs to connect with fans. Dressed in a bespoke navy blue bandhgala suit, Sidharth owned the moment, and his stately appearance and vibrant rendition captivated the audience, both in the stands and across the social media landscape.

An outpouring of admiration for Sidharth’s emotive performance flooded the internet following the event. Among numerous tweets lauding his effort, one notably appreciated the actor for “[his] stirring rendition of the national anthem, a reminder of the values and ideals that bind us as proud Indians.”

The eventful evening saw Sidharth also taking up a spot in the commentary box, further engaging with the sport and its enthusiastic fans. The images capturing these moments were shared via Dharma Productions’ Instagram account, which highlighted Sidharth’s undeniable charm and the “dhamaakedaar energy” he brought to the playoffs.

Sidharth has been riding high on the success of his cinematic endeavors as well as his recent foray into digital space with the web series ‘Indian Police Force’, where he stars alongside Vivek Oberoi and Shilpa Shetty. The show, directed by none other than Rohit Shetty, has been available for streaming on an esteemed OTT platform.

As for ‘Yodha’, the film promises to be a high-octane action thriller with Sidharth portraying a commando in an adrenaline-inducing rescue mission onboard a hijacked flight. Joining him in the leading cast are actors Raashii Khanna and Disha Patani, the latter playing a pivotal role as a cabin crew member. Directors Sagar Ambre and Pushkar Ojha have taken the helm of the project, produced under the prestigious banner of Dharma Productions by Hiroo Yash Johar, Karan Johar, and Apoorva Mehta.

Initially slated for release on November 11, 2022, the film’s debut faced a series of delays, with dates being pushed to July 2023, then September and December of the same year, before finally settling to the current release date of March 15, 2024. The film’s mounting anticipation was recently compounded by the teaser release, which gave audiences a glimpse of the thrilling action sequences that await in ‘Yodha’.

The film’s soundtrack has also started gaining momentum with its first track ‘Zindagi Tere Naam’ already resonating warmly with fans. And in just a few days, the excitement is set to escalate further as the trailer of ‘Yodha’ is scheduled to be revealed on February 29, 2024.

At a press meet in Hyderabad, Sidharth shared his enthusiasm, revealing the profound impact the film had on him: “Being a part of ‘Yodha’ has been an extraordinary journey. The depth of courage and patriotism woven into the film’s narrative is truly inspiring.” He emphasised his eagerness for audiences to embark on this cinematic odyssey with him.

As the Pro Kabaddi League play-offs witnessed the amalgamation of sports, patriotism, and the celluloid world, Sidharth Malhotra indeed made a memorable impression, leaving fans and fellow citizens alike enthused and eagerly awaiting his forthcoming contributions to the Indian entertainment landscape.

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