Aditya Dhar, the man who stood behind the lens for 2019’s one of the most successful films, URI: The Surgical Strike, has opened on the devastating Pulwama attacks. Well, Aditya’s stance proves that his patriotism is clearly not restricted to films. In his interview with an entertainment portal, Aditya revealed that he feels that war is the only solution to teach Pakistan a lesson, “We have to let them know we are not a weak nation. If every time they attack us and we forgive and move on, then this cycle of terror attacks never stops. We have to teach them a lesson. We have to let them know enough is enough.”
Dhar also revealed how he and Vicky were affected after the Pulwama attacks took place. “Vicky and I were together when the news of the Pulwama losses came in. We felt as if it was a personal blow as if we lost people very close to us. Unless we take this attack personally how can we ever rectify the situation? If we allow Pakistan to get away with this, the attacks will never stop. Instead of making idiotic insensitive comments, our politicians should campaign for strong retaliatory action against Pakistan.”
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The fact that URI: The Surgical Strike’s box office collections witnessed a boost after the Pulwama terror attacks, is no more a secret. On being asked about the same, Aditya replied, “Indians are very angry. They are not going to take this latest carnage killing so many of our soldiers, quietly. I think URI reflects that anger. Indians have found a voice of protest in that film which doesn’t shy away from naming Pakistan as the enemy. It’s time we stopped pretending that all is well on the non-political level. How can we invite Pakistani actors and singers to our cinema when not one of them had condemned the Pulwama attack?”
The director further added that people who have made insensitive comments on martyrs are the ones who, have never experienced such grief. He said, “I’ve personally known families of martyred soldiers. When their bodies are brought back I’ve seen the grief. It is indescribable. People making insensitive comments on social media have never experienced hurt and grief. It’s time the government makes one-year of army life mandatory for every male child in India. This is the only way we can sensitize every Indian to the discipline and sacrifice that army life entails.”
Now that’s a lot of anger, but, we guess everything is justified for one’s love towards the nation, isn’t it?