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Our film is little tribute to Indian Army : Sparsh Sharma

Delhi guy Sparsh Sharma’s kitty is full with films this new year. His first release BATTALION 609 is releasing on 11th January. The handsome hunk who was seen in ‘Fugly’ and ‘Gollu Aur Pappu’ talks to Glamgold about his journey, films and lots more.

— Vipul K. Shah

GG) Tell us about your background.
SS)
I started doing theatre under the direction of eminent theater personalities Mr. Satish Anand and Dr. Jaidev Taneja. I have also done TVc, print ads, ramp walk. After doing theatre for 8 years and performing all over India I came to ‘city of dreams’ Mumbai.

GG) Then?
SS)
Within 3 months, I bagged one of the lead roles in Hindi film which got shelved on Post- Production due to creative differences between Director and Producer. So I moved to TV Industry and bagged a very prominent role in serial “Kahani Chandrakanta Ki”. After this serial I got offers for films.

GG) How did you get BATTALION 609?
SS)
Well I met director Brijesh Batuknath Tripathi through a common friend Kareem Haji. I just requested Brijesh sir to have a look on my Audition tape for BATTALION 609. He was impressed by my act and I was on board.

GG) So what is the film about?
SS)
As everybody know it is a war film but it’s not just a war film. In the film we have touched emotions of army officials, soldiers and to what extent they go through to protect our borders without thinking about their own personal desires or life. We have fought 4 wars with Pakistan and there is always tension on border especially the border that we share with Pakistan. One of the USP of our film is the cricket match b/w Indian Army and Pakistan Army. This film is our little tribute to Indian Army.

GG) Tell us about your role?
SS)
I am playing the role of Indian army captain, Captain Jassi, who is a big fan of Bollywood. He mimics actors but not as a mimicry artist but in his own style which makes him entirely different from a mimicry artist. Jassi is a character who has high regards professionally as well personally for Major Kamraj played by Shoaib Ibrahim. Jassi has many many shades in the film and I am really thankful to Brijesh sir for giving me Jassi coz it has tested my skills as an artist to a great extent and that’s what an artist want, challenging roles.

GG) Is there any ‘ilu ilu’ in the film?
SS)
(laughs) I knew you are going to ask that…hahaha. There is an innocent cute love story of Jassi with Bijli played by Farnaaz Shetty.

GG) What preparations you did to get into skin of the character?
SS)
Well it was really difficult to play an army official as there is a huge difference in life of a common man and an army official. It was a very difficult character to portray. You see, Jassi is a character who is effortless but to make it effortless, I had put hell lot of efforts. I took help of my school friend who is in Indian army. His name is Major Ankur Gautam. I used to talk to him for long hours. I observed him keenly while having conversations with him. The way he talks or walks as an army officer and the sudden change in him when he talks to me as a friend. I lost my weight, indulged myself in sports activities, tough workout schedule, strict diet chart.

GG) How was your over all experience of BATTALION 609?
SS)
I am thankful to producer Naraindas Lalwani and director Brijesh Batuknath Tripathi sir to opt me for this role.  I am sure audience will fall in love with Jassi.

GG) What next?
SS)
My next is psychological thriller ‘Bhayam : Beyond Fear’. It will go on floors soon with a start to finish schedule. Then I will start my own project ‘Kaasganj’. Both the films will be directed by Veer Narayan who has been associate director of renown director SS Rajamouli.

Trailer of war-drama film Battalion 609 launched

While one has seen several Hindi films depicting the enmity between India and Pakistan through the wars fought between their respective armies, what if the same is depicted through a cricket match fought between them? ‘Battalion 609’is a film that explores this very idea.

The story of the film is about a cricket match scheduled between the Indian Army and the Pakistani Army which goes wrong leading to several other incidents. It also talks about the battle fought between the brave soldiers of Battalion 609 and the Taliban. The cast of the film consists of some supremely talented actors headed by TV Shoaib Ibrahim who plays the role of a soldier from the Indian army.

Apart from war and action, the film has a good amount of romance, drama and humour, thus making it a complete entertainer. The film stars Shoaib Ibrahim, Sparsh Sharma, Elena Kazan, Farnaaz Shetty, Vishwas Kini, Jashan Kohli & Kiaan, Vicky Ahuja, CP Thakur and Vikas Srivastava.

The trailer of the film was launched yesterday at JW Marriott, Juhu in the presence of the cast and crew of the film. The team of the film shared their experience of working on the film and why the subject of the film will touch the heart of every Indian. They also talked about the clash of the film with ‘Uri – The Surgical Strike’.

Battalion 609, directed by Brijesh Batuknath Tripathi and produced by Narindas Lalwani of N.J. Lalwani Films, releases worldwide on January 11, 2019.

Sparsh Sharma’s New Year starts with BATTALION 609

Sparsh Sharma who has done films like ‘Fugly’ and ‘Gollu Aur Pappu’ is excited these days as his new year will bring joy for him. His next film BATTALION 609 will hit the screens on 11th January 2019. Wow!

Power House actor Sparsh Sharma who believes in ‘Method Acting’ seriously, has done theatre for 8 years all over India under the banner Abhinav Bharti Theatre Group. Says Sparsh, “I took admission in A.R.S.D. College, Delhi University and started doing theatre under the direction of eminent theatre personalities Mr. Satish Anand and Mr. Jaidev Taneja. I am grateful to my both Guru.”

After doing theatre for 8 years and performing all over India, Sparsh landed in the city of dreams Mumbai. He got his first break with a very prominent role in serial ‘Kahani Chandrakanta Ki’. After few months and experience of working in a serial, he roared big screen with ‘Fugly’ and ‘Gollu Aur Pappu’, both directed by Kabir Sadanand. The rest is history.

The Delhi dude shares his joy with Glamgold, “I am very much excited for my next release BATTALION 609. This is indeed New Year gift for me. I am playing Captain Jassi of Indian Army. The film is produced by N. J. Lalwani and directed by Brijesh Batuknath Tripathi. After this film there are more gifts in my Santa’s bag. I will reveal it soon.”

‘Battalion 609’ to clash with ‘Uri The Surgical Strike’ on 11 January

In the recent past, Bollywood rolled out several films which talked about patriotism and had a nationalistic fervour to them. Adding its name to the list is ‘Battalion 609’, a film which revolves around a cricket match between Indian Army and the Pakistan army gone wrong and narrates the tale of the brave soldiers of Battalion 609 putting up a fight with the mighty Taliban. Interestingly, this film hits the theatres on the same date as ‘Uri The Surgical Strike’, another film which has patriotic/nationalistic undertones to it.

The cast of the film comprises of several talented actors including television heartthrob Shoaib Ibrahim who makes his big screen debut with this film. Though the film talks about the tension prevailing between India and Pakistan, it has an underlying layer of humour in it and does not use a preachy way to convey the message. Apart from army, patriotism and the love for one’s country, the film talks about something which both India and Pakistan are passionate about – cricket.

This year itself, a film like ‘Raazi’ was lauded for its sensitive portrayal of the relationship between India and Pakistan. Just like that film, ‘Battalion 609’, too, talks about the issue in a very responsible manner while using humour as a tool to educate the audience about several issues which both the countries are a victim of.

Written and directed by Brijesh Batuknath Tripathi and produced by Naraindas Lalwani of N.J Lalwani Films, ‘Battalion 609’ releases on 11 January 2019 worldwide.