Abhay Deol could not attend the event at the virtual launch of the trailer due to a technical problem. Abhay Deol plays the role of Major Suraj Singh in the series whose battalion C-Company fought 3000 Chinese soldiers in 1962 in the inaccessible areas of Ladakh.
The trailer of Disney Plus Hotstar’s web series was released on Monday 15 February. At the trailer launch, the director of the series Mahesh Manjrekar said that its treatment has been done like a film. The series based on the India-China war will be released on 26 February.
Abhay Deol could not attend the event at the virtual launch of the trailer due to a technical problem. Abhay Deol plays Major Suraj Singh in the series, whose battalion C-Company fought 3000 Chinese soldiers in 1962 in the inaccessible areas of Ladakh. The peculiarity of this war is that only 125 Indian soldiers landed in front of the Chinese army, out of which 123 were martyred. The series is the story of the martyrdom of these bravehearts. 1962- In The War in the Hills, apart from Abhay Deol, Mahi Gill, Sumit Vyas, Akash Thosar, Rohan Gandotra, Roshal Rao, Hemal Ingale, Satya Manjrekar and Anoop Soni will also appear in important roles.
Director Mahesh Manjrekar says that the War series is not limited to just war, it focuses on the might of the soldiers along with their families. Our soldiers are also humans and they too have feelings. Sanjay said that the web series has been treated like a film. Not like OTT. He said that wives of those working in the army also become part of an army. Many people contribute to a soldier’s life.
Mahi Gill will be seen in the role of Shagun Singh, wife of Major Suraj Singh. Mahi said- I was selected in the army. I have seen that training. It was very special for me to be a part of this series. Never done such a roll before. My emotions have come out in this.
Hemal is the opposite of the military Kishan sky. Rohan said about his experience working in the series that he had gone to Ladakh for the first time for the shooting of this series. During the shooting, his nose started bleeding. People told there that this is very common. Initially there were some problems, but gradually the body got used to the atmosphere there. Akash told about the experience of shooting that many senior officers used to come to Ladakh and tell us about the army. After reaching there, it was realized that it is difficult for the common man to stay there. While shooting, I had all that was learned in my mind.
In the series, Mayang Cheng will be seen as a Chinese officer. Mayang said that he wanted to be in the Indian army, but director Sanjay Manjrekar has shown his character very well. Feeling of the hero was also coming in Villain’s role.