Actor Rana Daggubati who stars as Lt. Commander, Arjun Varma in Sankalp Reddy’s The Ghazi Attack, has written a letter to the President of India, Pranab Mukherjee requesting him to acknowledge the contributions of the Indian Armed Forces and how important it is to let the whole nation know of their efforts and sacrifice. While working on the film, the actor interacted with some Navy officers and was moved by stories of their challenging experience.
Varma is said to have remained underwater for 18 days during the war against Pakistan in 1971. Says Daggubati, “Post Ghazi, a civilian like me has 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 film releases on February 17.