Vicky on Friday took to Instagram, where he shared a photograph of himself praying.
"Babaji, mehr bakshyo. #SardarUdhamSingh here we go!" he captioned the image.
Vicky will bring alive the story of Udham Singh, who assassinated Michael O' Dwyer, the former lieutenant governor of Punjab in pre-Independent India, in revenge for the Jallianwala Bagh massacre in Amritsar in 1919. Singh was subsequently tried and convicted of murder and hanged in July 1940.
Actor Irrfan Khan was originally supposed to play Udham Singh. The film will witness an unprecedented massive shoot schedule across various countries this year.
A Rising Sun Film Production, the film is produced by Ronnie Lahiri and Sheel Kumar.
It is slated to release in 2020.