New Delhi [India], Mar.28 (ANI): Filmmakers these days try new things to promote their upcoming movies.
Continuing the tradition, the makers of 'Naam Shabana' have come up with a unique idea of promoting the movie by saluting the real-life undercover agents.
The intent of the team is to identify and acknowledge four such unrecognized real heroes of the nation, whose contribution and dedication towards India is unparalleled.
Here are the ladies, who will be acknowledged:
- Tanushree Pareek, first woman field officer in Border Security Forces (BSF). She began her 52-week training last year in the Assistant Commandant training programme with the 40th batch of the BSF academy. She is a resident of Rajasthan and she led the passing-out parade at the BSF academy as the first woman field officer. She was selected in the all-India exam conducted by UPSC in 2014 and she became the first woman officer to join the force. The Union Home Minister, Rajnath Singh congratulated her as he put the rank stars on her shoulders and spoke about how she has set an example for women who aspire to do something for our country.
In the 51-year history of the BSF, this is the first time a woman became a combat officer.
- Kanchan Yadav, a CRPF official in Srinagar, popularly known as 'Lady Singham' for her outstanding courage and discipline. The 28-year old was the only woman to be given the responsibility of handling law-and-order, when the region suffered the latest bout of prolonged tension. She believes her nation's security is her top priority and once she dons the uniform, she has a strong force that drives and guides her to tread the difficult path with utmost courage. She stood like a rock when protests erupted in Kashmir, and she guarded the region by being on high alert all day and night, without complaints, as serving the nation came first to her. Her mother was her greatest inspiration as she too was posted in the defence services and taught her that women are no less than men.
- The third is the unconventional village of spies! Dadwan, popularly known as the village of spies, had the local people working for Indian intelligence agencies, where BSF and RAW had given them tasks of finding strategic information about the movements and whereabouts of the Pakistan army. And they received compensation for their work. Almost every home in Dadwan had a family member working for the intelligence agencies, but was never given recognition for their immense hardwork. One such popular unsung hero was Satpal, a resident of Dadwan, who worked as a low-level informant for the military intelligence. His body was brought back from Pakistan, covered with the Indian flag. His contribution to our country was immense but there are barely any people who know about his bravery and perseverance. His death came as a shock to his family and they were not even given compensation by the government.
- The fourth brave-heart is Major Rishi, who in spite of being severely injured, chose to save his team during a 16-hour gunfight in Jammu and Kashmir. Two terrorists were cornered in the Tral area of J&K and Major Rishi was the first to reach the spot. After a prolonged 16-hour long stressful gunfight, he was shot right in the face by the terrorist, but Major Rishi showed true grit and presence of mind, and was able to shoot his target, and save his entire team from the impending danger. The operation ended with the death of both the terrorists. The officer is now recovering in an army hospital in Delhi, after coming out a valiant winner from the life-threatening mission. If sources are to be believed, Major Rishi has been instrumental in bringing stability and peace to J&K after the death of Burhan Wani.
Team 'Naam Shabana' wishes to salute the spirit of these unconventional, nameless, faceless heroes who most people don't know about, and the film is a tribute to their bravery and the innumerable hardships they face to protect our country.
The film is India's first spin-off based on Taapsee Pannu's character in 'Baby,' and she will be seen in an action-packed role, portraying the character of an undercover agent who puts the security of her nation first, in spite of facing so many challenges.
Her depiction of the character of a spy is all set to salute the spirit of all the nameless Shabana's who courageously work every single day to protect our nation.
The flick also stars Manoj Bajpayee and Prithviraj Sukumaran in pivotal roles and will also bring back Akshay Kumar, Anupam Kher and Danny Denzongpa.
The film is slated to release on March 31. (ANI)