Nimrat Kaur
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Nimrat Kaur: 'Even the ranks are not correct'

Nimrat Kaur


New Delhi, Aug. 16 -- At a time when Bollywood is making a lot of films with men in uniform as protagonists, actor Nimrat Kaur, who lost her army officer-father in a terrorist attack in 1994, rues that such films are not well researched.

"The only film based on the Indian defence services that I actually liked was Nana Patekar and Madhuri Dixit starrer Prahar (1991). I remember watching it way back, it was a really impressive film, which actually talked about how people in the armed forces see and react to injustice," she said.

She adds that films don't always portray reality especially when it comes to films revolving around the Indian Army. "You know, sometimes what you see on the celluloid is not correct. For example, certain defence services-based films don't even use the right ranks. Either the colour on the flap is not right or the order of rank is not right," she said.

The 32-year-old adds, "When I lost my father, we faced difficult days. I feel there are a lot of things that can be done for the forces. Salaries is one big area for improvement, as also, helping families of those who lost their family members in the line of duty. All of this has to be done at the political level. Talking about such issues in the entertainment industry will not really solve anything, finding solutions to such problems will, and they can be done at the political level," she said.