JP Dutta goes International
The maker of the best war based films no one can forget his best ever war film in bollywood ‘Border’ Mr. J. P. Dutta is gearing up for another action with two war films of which one will be an international project.
J.P. Dutta is making on an international scale for a global audience. This is inspired by the Battle of Saragarhi fought before the Tirah Campaign on September 12, 1897, when 21 Sikhs of the 36th Sikh of British India defended an army post against 10,000 Afridi and the Orakzai tribesmen in the North-West Frontier Province, now in Pakistan. “Since the story touches on the relationship between the Sikh soldiers and the British officers commanding the battalion, I need a huge British involvement, an international cast and crew. I’ve spoken to Hugh Dancy, the Hannibal TV star, and Remi Adefarasin, the cinematographer of Shekhar Kapur’s Elizabeth and Steven Speilberg’s mini-series Band of Brothers. I am in the midst of working on the logistics carefully before I can kickstart this project as it is very big scale. It can only take off after the other film,” admitted Dutta. He is frequently visiting UK to lock the actors, supporting actors and the technicians from abroad.
Whereas the other film Dutta sir is working on is about the 1962 Indo-China War which is expected to roll in September in Ladakh and wrap up by November end. The film will feature biggies from the bollywood. The filmmaker says “I make realistic films so I want to stick to the time frame of the real war and shoot in real locations,” pointing out that he has three scripts cleared by the Ministry of Defence on the three wars that were fought in ’62, ’65 and ’71. This film will have biggies of bollywood associated. Way to look forward.