Why Amrita Puri is attracted to scripts about army life

Why Amrita Puri is drawn to scripts about Army life

He came from an army background. Actor Amrita Puri is attracted to scripts related to army life. Many of her family members served in the military. “I completely understand why filmmakers are attracted to depicting the stories of war heroes. It takes so much courage to stay inspired and amazed,” she says.

Mumbai: Actress Amrita Puri says her grandfather’s brother was a prisoner of war. Her uncles also fought in the Kargil War. This is the reason why scripts about army men and their families fall into her heart.

So far, Amrita has been a part of two projects dealing with army life – ‘Posoner Of War’ and the recently released ‘Jeet Ki Zid’. In addition to the strong storyline, the subject is what attracts her as an artist, she said.

“I heard from my grandfather’s younger brother how he was a prisoner of war during the Chinese invasion. My grandfather’s brother, Colonel Tilak Puri, who is still alive today, told us how he spent six months as a prisoner of war. Captured near the Indo-Tibetan border,” says Amrita.

“The army recognized him as missing, considered him dead. However, his wife did not wear widow’s clothes. They believed that he was still alive and would return. He did. However, there are many who do not return. This is a huge sacrifice. My boa’s (aunt) husband fought in the Kargil war and I know how hard it was for her to cope with his absence. Not knowing where and how he was, so you need to stay positive and be brave for the children,” she adds.

Coming from an army background helps Amrita understand filmmakers’ interest in war stories.

“I completely understand why filmmakers are attracted to depicting the stories of war heroes. It takes so much courage to stay inspired and amazed,” she says.

In the recent web series Jeet Ki Zeed, Amrita plays Jaya Singh, the wife of Indian Army Special Forces officer Dipendra Singh Sengar (played by Amit Sadh). Her character motivates Deep to overcome physical and emotional challenges and come back to life when he returns from the Kargil War in a wheelchair.

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