JP Dutta is particularly famous for his films showcasing the army’s on-field action and for this, he had been invited by the Ministry of Defence for the third time to make a film on the iconic event in the history of the Indian Armed Forces. With ‘Paltan’, JP Dutta wants to reveal how India got its victory over China in 1967, which has not been talked about much.
The Ministry of Defence gave a standing ovation at the special screening of JP Dutta’s ‘Paltan’. The special screening was held for the Ministry of Defence, as the plot revolves around the lives of some unknown heroes of the Indian army. The film was highly appreciated by India’s Ministry of Defence, as the story reveals the true incidents from the lesser known battle of the 1967 war at the Sikkim border.
2/11Harshvardhan Rane suffered multiple cuts and bruises while shooting for ‘Paltan’
While extensively shooting for his forthcoming war drama ‘Paltan’ in Ladakh, Harshvardhan Rane, who plays a Sikh soldier, had suffered multiple cuts and bruises.
Since the film is based on the Nathu La military clashes of 1967, veteran filmmaker J P Dutta had arranged for guns belonging to the ‘60s era to lend more authenticity to the film.
A source says, “While shooting for the fight sequences, Harshvardhan got several cuts and bruises since he had to use heavy weapons made of iron and steel. When JP Sir noticed these cuts, he got a little worried and told Harshvardhan to get tetanus injections. Since it was quite cold out there, the actor avoided taking off his shirt but after JP Sir recited one of the movie’s popular dialogues humorously ‘Zyada herogiri na dikhaiye’, he obliged to the same.”
Harshvardhan confirms, “I think there’s a lot that I have taken back from the movie. Shooting Paltan will always be a great learning and memorable experience. I had never thought of being part of such a massive project that talks about a glorious chapter of Indian history.”
3/11‘Paltan’: Families of 1967 war heroes express their gratitude to JP Dutta
The families of the heroes of the 1967 Indo-China war have expressed their gratitude to filmmaker J P Dutta for presenting the inspiring stories of these soldiers in his upcoming film ‘Paltan’. Based on the Nathu La military clashes which took place along the Sikkim border, the film showcases an untold story of the Indian forces facing off against a Chinese infiltration.
Speaking about his film, director JP Dutta said in a statement,”‘Paltan’ showcases the story of India’s bravest soldiers that had never been told before. I always say I have been blessed by the Almighty that I have been chosen to immortalize our soldiers for the country through the films I make.”
According to reports, Dutta has tried to highlight the reason why Sikkim still stands as a part of India. Playing these brave-hearts is an ensemble cast featuring Jackie Shroff, Arjun Rampal, Harshvardhan Rane, Gurmeet Choudhary, Abdul Qadir Amin, Sonu Sood, Rohit Roy, Siddhant Kapoor and Luv Sinha. The film also stars Sonal Chauhan, Esha Gupta, Monica Gill and Dipika Kakar.
‘Paltan’ hits theatres on 7 September.
4/11Photo: ‘Paltan’ actress Sonal Chauhan enjoys a peaceful vacation in Nepal
‘Paltan’ is a multi-starrer film with many big names like Arjun Rampal, Jackie Shroff, Sonu Sood and others in lead roles. The promotions are on in full swing for the J.P.Dutta directorial and actress Sonal Chauhan, who is also part of the film, has participated in it with gusto. However, it looks like she has taken some time off her schedule. Amidst the busy promotions, the actress visited the ancient Boudhanath temple in Nepal. The actress seeked blessings from the almighty and spent some peaceful time there. In a picture that has surfaced online, she can be seen sporting a denim shirt as she poses in front of a huge bell. Meanwhile, the war film is all set to release on September 7th this year.
5/11‘Paltan’: J P Dutta had Army person on the sets to ensure all protocols were been followed
J P Dutta is back to what he does best, making war dramas. His upcoming film ‘Paltan’ has been in the news since the announcement.
And now, we hear that to maintain the authenticity and to make sure that the army protocols are followed properly, the filmmaker had appointed an Army person on the sets of the film.
Reportedly, Captain Gupta was the appointed army officer. He was supposed to give all the updates to the MD and ensured that everything looked like a real army camp.
The director also put in all his efforts to recreate the 1960s era and it required a lot of research. Also, real guns from the 1967 battle were used for the shoot.
The film tells the story of Nathu La military clashes of 1967 which took place along the Sikkim border.
Starring Arjun Rampal, Sonu Sood, Gurmeet Choudhary, Harshvardhan Rane and Siddhant Kapoor, the film is all set to hit the theatres on 7th September.