Uri: Surgical Strike is certainly one of the most talked about patriotic films of recent times. Uri’s popular line “How’s Josh” is often mentioned whenever the subject of the Indian Army comes up in the vernacular.
As India’s 75th Independence Day approaches, director Uri Aditya Dhar has shared a few details about the film.
Sharing the interesting story behind the Vicky Kaushal-starrer Uri: The Surgical Strike, Aditya said he was inspired by Hrithik Roshan’s name in Lakshya. “So not many people know this. VickyThe name in the movie is Vihaan Singh Sheergill and the name was inspired by Hrithik Roshan’s name in Lakshya which was Karan Sheergill. I really love Lakshya, so in a way I gave a small nod to this film by giving Vicky’s character the same last name,” revealed the filmmaker in his recent interview with Pinkvilla.
Aditya Dhar who is also an actor Yami Gautamhusband, shared that the actors in the film underwent four months of training before they started filming, of which about two months were spent training with the military.
Uri: The Surgical Strike is based on the 2016 Indian Army surgical strikes on launch pads in Pakistan.
Uri: The Surgical Strike won four National Film Awards which are: Best Director, Best Actor, Best Audiography and Best Music Director (Background).
Released in 2019, Uri: The Surgical Strike stars Vicky alongside Yami Gautam, Mohit Raina, Kirti Kulhari and Paresh Rawal.