Third & fourth instalments of ‘Border’ on the way

Akshaye Khanna in 'Border' from 1997
Akshaye Khanna in 'Border' from 1997

As filmmaker JP Dutta prepares for his forthcoming film ‘Border 2’, it has been revealed that the producer-director wants to make a third and fourth part to the film.

According to reports, Dutta wants to make these films based on the heroes of Param Vir Chakra winning the war. ‘Border 2’ tells the story of Subedar Joginder Singh Sahnan and how he lead the Indian army in the 1962 war against China.

The third instalment will be based on the 1965 India-Pakistan war, where Abdul Hamid sacrificed his life fighting the enemies. ‘Border 4’ will look at Second-Lieutenant Arun Khetarpa during the Bangladesh war In 1971.

Explaining how difficult the research task was, NDTV reported Dutta stating, “It’s not easy to get details on the lives of these soldiers. We know how bravely they fought and that they won the Param Vir Chakras. But beyond that, all the biographical details had to be obtained from scratch. Permissions from the relevant departments of the Defence Ministry also took time. But now everything is in place.”

As the filmmaker is still looking into the casting process he woes on to say, “During my recce I was amazed at how well ‘Border’ (1997) is remembered to this day even though it came 16 years ago. I met soldiers and civilians who had seen it over and over again. They all wanted to know if I had more to say on the war front.”

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