Rana Daggubati, who is set to portray Lieutenant Commander Arjun Varma in upcoming flick The Ghazi Attack, has written a letter to the President of India Pranab Mukherjee.
The film is inspired from true events, a classified mission conducted by the Indian Navy, against their Pakistani counterpart in 1971 that not many people know about.
Daggubati’s character is said to have remained underwater for 18 days during the war.
During the course of working on the film, the actor met several naval officers. The actor was deeply moved on hearing about their experiences and decided to write a letter to the President for acknowledging the Indian armed forces and the immense contribution of these unsung heroes that the nation must know.
The Baahubali actor said, “Post Ghazi, civilian like me have understood a lot about victorious battles that have been fought by all our armed forces on the borders so as to keep us safe. As a civilian, I did not know about these victorious tales and like me there are many others who did not know much about it, to us it’s a letter to acknowledge these heroes and make sure we know more about these unsung heroes and their tales of victory.”
The upcoming movie rekindles the mystery of what happened on the night of December 3 and what exactly caused the sinking of the PNS Ghazi.
The trailer of the flick has already garnered huge appreciation.
The film stars Rana Daggubati, Atul Kulkarni, Kay Kay Menon, Taapsee Pannu and the late actor Om Puri.
Touted as India’s first war-at-sea film, The Ghazi Attack, will release on February 17, 2017.
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