J.P. Dutta, the man behind one of the most memorable Indian war films, Border, announced that he was working on another war film which caused a lot of speculation around the new project.
Few days ago, the first look of the film released, which showed a band of soldiers walking on an uneven path. The poster was captioned, Brother to my right, brother to my left. Together we stand, together we fight.
One can also see several dog tags with names of officers inscribed on them at the top of the poster.
"It's time to tell a new story, to tell another part of our country's history and salute more real life heroes! I present 'PALTAN'. A film and a subject very close to my heart and I'm extremely excited about it", said Dutta, who last directed the 2006 film "Umrao Jaan".
The star cast of the film was announced and we were pretty thrilled with the diverse lineup. The Paltan consists of Abhishek Bachchan, Arjun Rampal, Pulkit Samrat, Sunil Shetty, Sonu Sood, Jimmy Shergill, Luv Sinha, Siddhant Kapoor and Jackie Shroff.
There are even rumours (that makers) to have actual army men in the film, added the source.
Produced by JP Films and directed by Dutta, the film will go on the floors later this year, and is slated for 2018 summer release.