Bollywood actor Kartik Aaryan, who has been busy with the shoot for Shehzada, took a day off to spend some quality time with Indian Navy officers. Ahead of India's Independence Day, the actor shared several photos and videos of himself with the officers.
Kartik Aaryan spends a day with Indian Navy officers, calls them ‘real heroes’ as he dances and makes roti with them, watch videos
Kartik Aaryan posed with Indian flag, played a game of tug of war, was seen playing video game with them. He also danced with the army men, posed with firearms at the camp and cooked a meal with them.
He captioned the post, "जय जवान !! एक दिन नौसेना के जांबाज़ जवानों के साथ." On the occasion of Independence Day, the actor spoke about his memories of the holiday as a child as he shared in an interview with a leading daily, "I studied at St Paul’s High School in Gwalior and my Independence Day memories date back to my school days. I remember the flag hoisting ceremonies we had, participating in special programs for Independence day. I even remember waiting for laddoos, listening to patriotic songs, feeling an extra amount of pride but then over the years when you learn more of the history and see its impact in your life growing up, it becomes more real."
Talking about how the vakue of the holiday changed over time to mean more to him, he continued, "I realised how much being a part of such a wonderful diversified country is and how people serve the nation and give more than their everything for it. So the idea then shifted from a fun holiday to a deep sense of responsibility and gratitude for the ones who made it possible. The feeling today is also immense love for our Motherland - Bharat Mata… a feeling which exists everyday but gets super-special on Independence Day."
Recalling a visit to his school during a shoot of his film he adds, "A few years ago I was invited to my old school as a chief guest and I attended the flag hoisting with thousands of young kids, it was a special feeling filled with nostalgia and also with so much of the incredible love I received from the students there. It felt like life came full circle."
The actor also celebrated the emotion of the holiday as he recently spent an entire day with the jawaans of the Indian Navy aboard their warships INS Kolkata and INS Chennai followed by a fun evening programme with the soldiers. From making rotis and jalebis in their kitchen to dancing on Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 title track with them and firing their machine gun, a playful game of Tug of war, flag hoisting to exploring their bunks and protocols for when under attack, it was an enlightening day out with those keeping our coats safe.
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On the work front, Kartik Aaryan will next star with Kriti Sanon in Shehzada. The actor has Sajid Nadiadwala's next Satyaprem Ki Katha with Kiara Advani, a film with Kabir Khan, Captain India and Freddy.
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