Actor Purab Kohli recently had his share of patriotism when he got a chance to spend time with the Sikh Regiment in Mumbai. To prepare for his role in film-maker Nikhil Advani’s next, Purab met the jawans last weekend.
A source close to the actor says that it was an enriching experience for him.
“Purab interacted with around 12 of them, and heard their stories. He even met some jawans who had fought the Kargil War in 1999. He also spent time observing them in their surroundings, their speech, dialect, body language and parading skills.”
Talking about the experience, Purab says, “There’s something about meeting defense personnel. It stirs you from inside. I met some jawans from the Sikh Regiment who are posted in Mumbai. I was intrigued when they told me that they actually prefer being at the border, guarding the nation rather than enjoying the luxuries of a peaceful posting. I was also surprised to know that some of them had seen my previous film, Airlift (laughs). They enjoyed the portrayal of patriotism in it.”