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  Entertainment   Bollywood  26 Jul 2019  Glad Uri inspired youths: Aditya Dhar

Glad Uri inspired youths: Aditya Dhar

THE ASIAN AGE. | SUBHASH K JHA
Published : Jul 26, 2019, 1:05 am IST
Updated : Jul 26, 2019, 1:05 am IST

This year’s first blockbuster, Vicky Kaushal-starrer Uri, created new box office records and set the profit standards for the rest of the year.

Aditya Dhar
 Aditya Dhar

Director Aditya Dhar is honoured that his film Uri has been chosen for Kargil Vijay Diwas, celebrated on July 26.

This year’s first blockbuster, Vicky Kaushal-starrer Uri, created new box office records and set the profit standards for the rest of the year.

 

While Uri has been raking in the moolah and the recognition, its young media-shy director Aditya Dhar has been travelling extensively across Europe and America for the past two months writing and location hunting for his next project.

Aditya was understandably pleased that his film has been selected for Kargil Diwas on July 26. “I am deeply honoured that Uri is becoming a part of the Kargil Vijay Diwas celebrations. It’s a wonderful initiative by our Honourable Chief Minister Devendra Fadanavis to showcase the film in 500 locations across Maharashtra,” the director, who was in Mexico, told us.

The proud but modest director hopes his film will encourage young people to join the army. “I truly hope Uri keeps motivating each and every Indian for generations to join hands in serving our nation to the best of their ability.”

 

Fondly recalling shooting the film, Aditya says, “During the shoot, my team and I would often dream aloud that if we were able to inspire even a single person to join the Defence Services after seeing the film, we would consider the purpose of making Uri served!”

“Today we are flooded with so many messages, calls and e-mails from young Indians who were inspired by the film and decided to join Our Armed Forces. It’s truly the greatest validation for any filmmaker to know that somewhere their work has got the youth of India to think about the bravery, valour and sacrifice of our brave soldiers, and instill these very emotions in them,” concluded Aditya, before getting lost in the jungles of Mexico.

 

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