At the press meet, Rannvijay Singh stated that from the past six generations, his family have served in the armed forces and the show, which comprises of 24 episodes, has fulfilled his dream of being in the Indian Army.
“It was both easy and difficult for me to do the show. Easy as I could relate to it and difficult because I knew I will be critically judged at home by my grandfather, my uncle and my father. But all in all I am very happy being a part of it. I always wanted to join the Army. I had cleared my Services Selection Board and medical and somehow fate brought me to showbiz. I play a Major in the Punjab regiment in the show and it was like homecoming for me,” stated stated Rannvijay, who will be making his fiction television debut with Pukaar.
Pukaar has been co-directed by filmmaker Vipul Amrutlal Shah and Deven Bhojani. Rannvijay says while shooting for Pukaar, he never felt like he was doing a television show because of the presence of eminent actors and technicians from Bollywood.
“It felt like shooting a film. It is a 24 episode series. From the DOP, editors, directors, to the actors, all have worked in films,” the actor said.
The show, that will be aired on Life OK, centres around the protagonist, Major Rajveer Shergill, played by Rannvijay, whose responsibilities are not only limited to his country and his family but also to the common man.
The action series also stars actor-politician Raj Babbar who will play the role of Rajveer’s father. Also, actors Prashant Narayan, Kiran Karmarkar, Shubhangi Atre, Adah Sharma and Vipin Sharma can be seen in pivotal roles.
Pukaar will air on Life OK from November 24, 2014.
Rannvijay Singh, best known for hosting the adventure reality show, MTV Roadies, is all set to essay a role of a military man Life OK's Pukaar. At ...1.0