Talented actress Kriti Kulhari, who shot to fame after playing one of the female leads in Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury’s ‘Pink’ (2016), has been signed to play a pivotal part in debutant director Aditya Dhar’s forthcoming film ‘Uri’. The film is based on the events which led Indian army to carry out a surgical strike in Pakistan occupied Kashmir after the September 2016 Uri terror attacks. The actress will be seen in the role of an army pilot in the movie. Though her part is brief, it is going to be quite important to the narrative.
Talking about her role in the movie, Kriti says, “The story will chronicle the events that transpired in my character’s life which led to her appointment in the defence force. My character plays a crucial role in the surgical strikes. The Uri attacks were an important chapter in our history, and I knew I had to be part of this project when the casting director approached me two weeks ago.”
Since Kriti plays an army pilot in the movie, she will be required to train herself extensively in shooting and how to handle a chopper. “Apart from learning how to shoot with a pistol, I will also be taught how to operate a chopper. I don’t have enough time to learn to fly, but I will understand the basics,” the actress added.
The actress is planning to get trained by army men in Colaba, Mumbai. “I also plan to train for 10 days with Army men in Colaba. I hope to understand their daily schedule, apart from getting an insight into the way they think.”
Also starring Vicky Kaushal and Yami Gautam in key roles, ‘Uri’ is being produced by Ronnie Screwvala.