Paresh Rawal says Uri: The Surgical Strike isn't propaganda; showcases events 'we should be proud of'

FP Staff

Jan 11, 2019 15:43:45 IST

With Uri: The Surgical Strike, The Accidental Prime Minister, Thackeray and The Tashkent Files releasing in quick succession, films have become the newest campaign runners in this season of polarised politics. Besides these four, two biopics on Prime Minister Narendra Modi have been announced, one by BJP MP Paresh Rawal and another starring admirer Vivek Oberoi.

Vicky Kaushal in a still from Uri: The Surgical Strike. YouTube

Vicky Kaushal in a still from Uri: The Surgical Strike. YouTube

These movies are not low budget films with small or unknown faces. Ronnie Screwvala's Uri: The Surgical Strike, which released this Friday and stars Vicky Kaushal, is on the September 2016 strike against Pakistan when Army troops crossed into the country and smashed four launch pads under the guard of a Pakistani post.

However, Rawal, a BJP MP from Ahmedabad East, was dismissive of the criticism of the film. Responding to the notion that Uri is a "propaganda film", Rawal told PTI, "If we have done something good, we should be proud of it and we are showcasing that in a film. How is it a propaganda film? Pakistan came, attacked, killed our soldiers and we have taken revenge and given them a befitting reply.

Rawal said he gets furious when people raise doubts over the authenticity of surgical strikes.

Some even said Pakistan did not verify it. They are not going to accept that this has happened. Army has taken such a big step so instead of praising their work, one doubts their efforts, Rawal said.

(With inputs from Press Trust of India)

Updated Date: Jan 11, 2019 15:43:45 IST