Akash Thosar to play a pivotal role in 1962: The War In The Hills
The war epic series is set to release on February 26
Actor Akash Thosar (Sairat, Lust Stories) will be seen in a pivotal role in the upcoming war epic 1962: The War In The Hills. Directed by Mahesh Manjrekar, the upcoming series stars Abhay Deol and Sumeet Vyas amongst others.
The Hotstar Specials series narrates an untold story of bravery and valour and how an army of 125 stood against 3000 enemies during the Indo-China war.
Akash revealed that it was his childhood dream to join the armed forces. He said, “The series 1962: The War in the Hills is a dream project for me! Ever since I was a child, I had a dream of joining the Indian Army and I had also tried giving my tests twice to get selected before getting into the movie industry. Not only an army officer but I also tried to enroll myself in the police services. If I wasn’t an actor, my career was definite to be joining the forces to protect our country.”
In the show, Akash essays the role of Kishan, a soldier in the battalion led by Major Suraj Singh (Abhay Deol).
“The first time I was given an opportunity to play the role of an army soldier, my heart was filled with happiness and pride,” Akash said. “If not in real life, I was glad to be wearing the uniform in my reel life. Whenever I wore the uniform I felt differently, as if I was actually a part of the army and would look at myself that way.”
1962: The War In The Hills is slated to stream from February 26 on Disney+ Hotstar VIP and Disney+ Hotstar Premium.