Mohanlal is all set to release his upcoming war movie 1971 Beyond Borders, this April. The actor reprises the role of Mahadevan, who has now been promoted to a Colonel in the movie, directed by Major Ravi.
In a recent interview, Mohanlal revealed an interesting fact about the highly anticipated movie. Interestingly, 1971 Beyond Borders is the first Indian film to feature a large-scale war sequence, featuring tanks.
According to Mohanlal, he drove the original military in the war sequences, which were widely shot at the desert regions of Rajasthan. Mohanlal is highly excited about being the first actor to drive an original military tank.
The actor also revealed that the movie is inspired by the real-life stories of Param Vir Chakra winners Hoshiyar Singh and Arun Khetarpal. Mohanlal feels that Keerthichakra has deeply influenced several youngsters.
In the interview, he also proudly revealed an incident, when a young army officer whom he met during an army camp in Mahajan, Rajasthan, revealed that Keerthichakra inspired him to join the army.
1971 Beyond Borders, which revolves around the Indo-Pak war of 1971, is the fourth installment of Major Mahadevan series. The movie also stars Allu Sirish and Arunodhay Singh in the pivotal roles.