The Force 2 team on November 3 visited Delhi’s Amar Jawan Jyoti so as to pay tribute to the fallen soldiers who have lost their lives for the country and put forward their petition for the government to help their families.
John and Sonakshi paying their respect at Amar Jawan Jyoti. Anuradha Singh
When asked, what inspired them to visit the monument, they said that they had decided to visit this place over a year and half back, when the movie was first conceptualized.
“While working on the movie we found out about our soldiers, about R&W agents and how much they do and sacrifice for the country. We don’t realise how much they do for us. So we all made a commitment at that time itself that we will come here (at Amar Jawan Jyoti) and honour our soldiers ” – Sonakshi Sinha
John and Sonakshi along with former PoWs (in white) Anuradha Singh
He added that he along with the team visited many places like Kargil and Kashmir so as to understand the life and pain of these soldiers and were left in awe.
“These soldiers are our real life heroes. We went to Kargil and saw bullet holes over there and then went to Kashmir and saw the destruction that had taken place there…These soldiers are the ones that are real life heroes. Like we have with us Mr. Vinod Soni and Mr Soran Lal, they both were in Pakistan for over a decade. They were there as Prisoners of War and spent over 11 years there. We are fighting for the rights of these people, via this movie, so we can tell everyone what exactly is happening at the borders and make people understand.” – John Abraham
“I would start by saying “Bharat Mata ki Jai” and that that I honoured to be standing here… I will tear my chest and show you much my heart aches for the nation and for the brave soldiers who left their life of luxaries only to serve the nation and then die for it.” – Vinod Soni, Former PoW