Bollywood actor Arjun Rampal, who plays the role of Colonel Rai Singh in JP Dutta’s Paltan, believes that people should resolve conflicts peacefully because no soldier wants a war as it is not a “very beautiful thing”.
Speaking to the thestatesman.com, Arjun said, “I hope that people could resolve peacefully because war is really not a very beautiful thing and no soldier wants a war.”
He described the emotional turmoil the cast endured while shooting the film. Rampal said that war stories defiantly affect the audience at some level, and the cast went through the same while filming Paltan.
“Everyone wants to be a part of war film and you are firing real guns and ammunition but actually after we finished when you see the carnages, dead bodies lying there, the pyre you have to give fire to that is really emotional and shaky,” he added.
Arjun Rampal plays the role of the commanding officer of the unit at the border outpost at Nathu La at the time of the Chinese attack in 1967.
Paltan tells a riveting, untold story of brave Indian soldiers who defeated the Chinese at Nathu La and Cho La in 1967, just five years after the 1962 Indo-China war.
Besides Rampal, Paltan also stars Harshvardhan Rane, Gurmeet Chaudhary and Sonu Sood. The film hit the screens today, 7 September.