New Delhi: Sanjay Kapoor played the role of Maj. Deepak Rampal, 17 Jat Regiment in LOC: Kargil (2003). Today, on Kargil Vijay Diwas, he recalls those days and shared many facts about the times back in 2003. He calls it an exceptional experience.
Sharing his experience, Sanjay said, “To be right there in Ladakh… the Kargil war had happened in 1999, and we shot it after two-three years. It was still fresh in everybody’s minds. We were shooting with real Army men. It was the first time I actually used a real gun. The Army gave us real shots to be fired in the field instead of blank shots. We used to go in their mess, have dinner with them.”
Further, he added, “There were actual soldiers with us. To learn from their experience, hear about their family, was very touching. We do read about it, and today you have everything on your fingertips. But when we shot for it, the internet was not there as much as it is today. Sitting in Mumbai or other places, we don’t know what these soldiers actually go through, the kind of sacrifices they did.”
“We were there for two schedules, braving that weather. We were taking time to get acclimatised to it. I remember doing action scenes, and we would get breathless. Then you think that these people live here and it’s their daily routine. They take it in their stride with a smile. War itself is tough, and then there are the terrains and high altitude. It must have been even more tougher,” he concluded.
Sanjay was recently seen in the supernatural crime web series ‘The Last Hour’, it released on Amazon Prime Video. Sanjay Kapoor played the lead role in it and he totally ruled over the whole series. This was Sanjay’s first web series, he played the role of police officer Arup Singh, who investigates a murder mystery.