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War hero shown in poor light in Punjabi film,claim kin

The family of a highly decorated Indian Army soldier have slammed the way he has been portrayed in the latest Punjabi film Jatt and Juliet-2.

Written by Express News Service | Chandigarh | Published: July 24, 2013 4:15 am

The family of a highly decorated Indian Army soldier have slammed the way he has been portrayed in the latest Punjabi film Jatt and Juliet-2 and have demanded the immediate removal of the scene from the movie.

Late Nand Singh is a recipient of the Victoria Cross and Mahavir Chakra,among the highest pre-Independence gallantry awards,for fighting in the Second World War.

In the movie,there is a comic scene in which a police inspector talks of his lineage having served in the Punjab Police and points to some pictures on the wall. One of the pictures shown by him is of Late Jem Nand Singh,VC,MVC. His daughter,Amarjit Kaur,says that the war-hero was shown in a poor light; she has now written to the producers demanding an immediate removal of the scene.

Terming it as irresponsible,derogatory and incorrect,Amarjit Kaur said: “In the movie,not only is the picture incorrect but no permission of showing and reflecting such a photograph in a commercial movie was sought or taken from our family.”

She added that this instance has hurt and caused us immense pain,it has also demeaned the sacrifice of the a legendary gallant soldier. The family members have also demanded a public apology.

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