November 26, 2015 3:56:58 pm
Actress Taapsee Pannu who is currently shooting for ‘Ghazi’, is drawing inspiration from her grandparents’ experiences for her film.
The actress, who plays a refugee in the film, has been preparing for her role from the lives of her grandparents who were from lahore and faced devastation after the partition. Taapsee has grown up hearing similar stories of her grandparents’ hardships after they came from Lahore and the obstacles they had to overcome during those days.
Taapsee is dedicating her role in ‘Ghazi’ to her grandparents and the people who had to leave behind their homes at the time of partition in 1947.
“Our country’s history is very fascinating, especially because my family has seen a lot of it in person. My mother’s parents came from Lahore. I have had multiple conversations with them when they were alive about their experience. It was a challenging thing for them to uproot themselves one fine day and restart their life from scratch. I don’t think anyone of us can really understand what they went through. It’s surely nostalgic to be portraying a refugee after knowing their story,” said Taapsee.
‘Ghazi’ is a war drama which deals with the mysterious sinking of PNS Ghazi, a Pakistan-deployed submarine during the 1971 India-Pakistan war. The film also stars Rana Daggubatti who will be playing the role of a naval officer on board the Indian submarine.
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