Exclusive Interview: Akash Thosar On 1962: The War In The Hills, Patriotism, Mahesh Manjrekar And Sairat


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Ace
director
Mahesh
Manjrekar
is
all
set
to
bring
his
new
directorial
venture

1962:
The
War
In
The
Hills

on
Disney+
Hotstar.
The
web
series
which
is
inspired
by
the
true
events
that
happened
during
the
Indo-China
war
1962,
will
be
releasing
on
February
26,
2021,
on
the
OTT
platform.
Ever
since
the
trailer
of
the
Mahesh
Manjrekar
directorial
came
out,
fans
can’t
wait
to
witness
this
war
drama.
Well,
the
show
has
already
created
a
buzz
amongst
the
masses
for
its
star
cast
which
includes
Abhay
Deol,
Akash
Thosar,
Sumeet
Vyas,
Mahie
Gill,
Satya
Manjrekar
and
so
on.

Talking
about
Akash
Thosar,
the

Sairat

fame
is
ready
to
feature
in
a
web
show
again
after
Netflix
original
anthology

Lust
Stories
.
After
the
humungous
success
of

Sairat
,
the
Marathi
actor
has
featured
in
some
of
the
popular
projects
in
the
last
three
years.
Recently,

Filmibeat

had
a
candid
chat
with
Akash
Thosar,
during
which
he
talked
about
his
character
in

1962:
The
War
In
The
Hills
,
patriotism
and
much
more.
Excerpts:

How did you prepare for the role of Kishan in 1962: The War In The Hills?

How
did
you
prepare
for
the
role
of
Kishan
in
1962:
The
War
In
The
Hills?

Mahesh
Manjrekar
sir
and
I
meet
quite
often.
In
one
of
the
meetings,
he
told
me
that
he
will
be
directing
a
web
series
and
asked
me
to
do
Kishan’s
role
in
the
show.
I
got
excited
and
quickly
said
yes
to
the
project.
I
was
quite
skinny
then,
hence,
Mahesh
sir
told
me
to
gain
some
weight
and
work
on
my
Hindi
more.
After
his
advice,
I
gained
10
kgs,
so
that
I
could
look
like
an
army
man.
Mahesh
sir
has
helped
me
a
lot
during
the
process.

What does patriotism mean to you? Since you are playing a soldier, did it change your idea of patriotism?

What
does
patriotism
mean
to
you?
Since
you
are
playing
a
soldier,
did
it
change
your
idea
of
patriotism?

I
always
wanted
to
join
the
army.
It
has
been
my
dream
since
childhood.
I
have
appeared
for
Indian
army
recruitment
twice.
I
have
tried
police
recruitment
and
have
even
lived
for
6
months
in
an
army
camp.
If
not
an
actor,
I
would
have
definitely
been
a
police
officer
or
soldier.
Patriotism
has
always
been
in
my
heart
since
childhood.
If
you
want
to
do
something
for
our
country,
there
is
no
need
to
stand
on
the
border
by
holding
a
rifle
in
your
hand.
You
can
do
various
things
in
your
life
which
could
help
our
country
to
be
the
best
in
the
world.
I
also
do
the
same
thing.

Any one particular scene from 1962: The War In The Hills which touched your heart?

Any
one
particular
scene
from
1962:
The
War
In
The
Hills
which
touched
your
heart?

I
can’t
speak
more
about
that
scene.
When
I
was
shooting
for

1962:
The
War
In
The
Hills
,
I
got
emotional
as
I
remembered
young
boys,
who
joined
the
Indian
army
at
the
age
of
18
and
sacrificed
their
lives
for
the
country.
Whenever
I
read
such
news,
I
break
down
in
tears.

How does it feel to work with Mahesh Manjrekar again after F2?

How
does
it
feel
to
work
with
Mahesh
Manjrekar
again
after
F2?

I
love
working
with
Mahesh
sir.
I
understand
his
craft
and
know
what
he
wants
from
me.
He
also
understands
my
abilities
and
helps
me
explore
my
craft.
We
are
like
a
family.

After Sairat’s release, you preferred to work more in web series than films. Is there is any specific reason behind it?

After
Sairat’s
release,
you
preferred
to
work
more
in
web
series
than
films.
Is
there
is
any
specific
reason
behind
it?

No,
it
is
nothing
like
that!
I
have
many
films
lined
up
this
year.
I
was
not
getting
suitable
roles,
hence
I
took
time
to
choose
the
right
scripts.

Share some memories of working on Sairat!

Share
some
memories
of
working
on
Sairat!


Sairat

is
itself
a
life-changing
experience
for
me!
If
we
talk
about
the
memories,
I
can
only
remember
those
two
months
before
the
shooting
of

Sairat
.
During
that
time,
I
worked
hard
on
my
acting
skills,
all
thanks
to
Nagraj
Manjule
sir
for
being
a
mentor
in
my
life.

Are you in touch with Rinku Rajguru and will we see you in any more projects together?

Are
you
in
touch
with
Rinku
Rajguru
and
will
we
see
you
in
any
more
projects
together?

We
are
in
touch
with
each
other.
I
would
definitely
love
to
work
with
Rinku
again.
If
we
get
a
good
script
then
why
not!

How and where did you spend the lockdown period and what was your learning from it?

How
and
where
did
you
spend
the
lockdown
period
and
what
was
your
learning
from
it?

I
had
a
lot
of
fun
during
the
lockdown.
I
utilized
the
free
time
to
explore
myself
more
by
reading
more
books,
watching
films
and
much
more.

Do you prefer working in the Hindi industry?

Do
you
prefer
working
in
the
Hindi
industry?

Yes!
Actually,
I
have
some
projects
lined-up
in
Hindi.
The
official
announcement
about
the
same
will
be
made
soon.

Tell us something about your upcoming projects

Tell
us
something
about
your
upcoming
projects

Well,
I
can’t
talk
much
about
it,
but
I
can
say
one
thing
that
you
would
get
a
big
surprise
for
sure.
So,
just
wait
for
the
announcements.

Exclusive Interview: Akash Thosar On 1962: The War In The Hills, Patriotism, Mahesh Manjrekar And SairatAlso
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Calls
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War
In
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