It's a known fact that Sooraj Pancholi is essaying the role of an army jawaan in the upcoming film, Satellite Shankar, and he strongly feels that soldiers sacrifice a lot for the cause of national security.
Post the Pulwama attack, Sooraj Pancholi has been wanting to do something for the soldiers of our country and that's the reason he wants to screen his latest film, Satellite Shankar, for the army jawaan's.
He is reminded of the time, six months ago, when he was shooting a few kilometres away from an army base in Chitkul, Himachal Pradesh.
The film's makers had created a fake army base to shoot the film without disturbing the armed forces. The location is 19 hours away from Chandigarh and is one of the last posts on the Indo-China border touching Himachal Pradesh.
"I can't imagine what the families of soldiers go through because they don't get to see them for months. They don't even hear them too often on a phone line. I feel numb when I think of the Pulwama attack where we lost so many jawaan's who must have been away from their homes and families for so long. I remember the time when we were in Chitkul for our film?s first schedule. We had built our camp at a distance from the real one. When the soldiers saw us shooting, they welcomed us into the real camp. They gave us lunch and then some snacks and chatted with us for so long. There was so much we learnt by just hearing their life stories, some which we eventually added to the script because it stems from reality." stated Sooraj.
Satellite Shankar, starring Sooraj Pancholi and Megha Akash, is produced by Bhushan Kumar, Murad Khetani, Krishan Kumar and Ashwin Varde.
Written by Vishal Vijay Kumar and directed by Irfan Kamal, Satellite Shankar is slated to release sometime in 2019.