India is celebrating the 75th Independence Day and on this special occasion of Amrit Mahotsav, we look back at the many real-life heroes who sacrificed their lives in battle to keep the country safe. However, in real life, a few actors have been totally successful in their attempt to play an army officer on the big screen. The pride and respect one feels when talking about the Indian Army has rightly been shown by these incredible powerful talents. So today we thought it would be fitting to revisit some of Bollywood’s most inspiring and dashing army officers.
1. Priyanshu Painyuli (Rashmi Rocket)
Besides Taapsee Pannu portraying the lead role in Rashmi Rocket, her on-screen fiancé tried by Priyanshu Painyuli has won huge accolades for his effective portrayal of an army officer and supportive husband. Interestingly, the actor comes from a military background, as his father is a retired Colonel Vinod Kumar Painyuli from the Assam regiment.
2. Sidharth Malhotra (Shershaah)
Sidharth’s performance in the inspiring war drama was on point and he surely impressed everyone with his demeanor as the late army officer Vikram Batra. The actor looked at the role and played it well too.
3. Vicky Kaushal (URI – The Surgical Strike)
Vicky Kaushal is the latest from Bollywood to join the bandwagon of playing an army man on the big screen. The actor’s film became a huge hit as he portrayed his character with great aplomb. Vicky’s Josh in the movie took over the country in no time, making the movie one of the biggest hits of the year.
4. Sunny Kaushal (The Forgotten Army Azadi Ke Liye)
Kabir Khan’s historical drama starring Sunny Kaushal in the lead role tells the untold story of Indian National Army soldiers, who gave their lives for their country. While Sunny walked away with all the accolades sporting an army uniform, the actor mentioned that it was his dream to portray a man in uniform on screen and “The Forgotten Army…” granted his wish.
5. Amit Sadh (Jeet Ki Zid)
Amit Sadh star Jeet Ki Zid is based on the real life story of Kargil war hero Major Deep Singh Senger who was left in a wheelchair after sustaining injuries during a mission, to rise like a Phoenix. Needless to say, Amit was hugely appreciated for his flawless performance as he pushed his limits, whether it was showing off his physical strength, vulnerability, or acting prowess.