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With the country’s citizens celebrating the 74th Republic Day, this year’s celebrations – following Covid-19-induced restrictions – are all the more special for everyone. On the occasion, we spoke to some actors with a military background and asked them about the importance of the day to them over the years.

Known for projects like Khakee-The Bihar Chapter and Big Taurus actor Nikita Dutta shares her fond memories of R-Day with her father, retired Vice Admiral AK Dutt and uncle, retired Major General SK Dutta.

“Republic Day has been quite an important event in my life. My father wore this special uniform and preparing it was a tedious task for everyone. Also etched in my memory is the Bada Khana, a popular term for people in the armed forces. This extensive meal used to be organized especially on R-Day in our Navy Hostel. It had tricolor rice and many more such delicacies specially prepared, I still miss it. I have witnessed live parades, but the one in Delhi is the one that is closest to my heart. Those days still make me nostalgic,” says Dutta, who is filming for her Marathi debut film, followed by her project danger with creator Bejoy Nambiyar.

Shivani Rai
Shivani Rai

After doing rolls in Friday and Wallet , says actor Shivaanii Rai: “We used to get a new position every two to three years and then we had to adapt to a different environment and people. That actually turned me into a better being. My father was an EME in the Indian Army and then I married a Wing Commander. And it was with his support that I took acting as a career. Last year R-Day was a day to remember for us as my husband was part of the formation of 75 and my first movie Verses of War released the same day. How I want to be told and bring more stories from the lives of our soldiers to the screen.”

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Renu Kaushal with her father.
Renu Kaushal with her father.

Model actor Renu Kaushal, who is all set to make her film debut in March this year, says: “I have learned over the years that my defense background makes me a better person. It also plays an important role in my career. My father was an officer in the Indian Navy. So for us, R-Day was always special. My father had been placed on this ship and had signed out after 45 days of service. When he came home and slept, we learned that the same ship had sunk. This incident made us realize how unpredictable life can be and also to cherish the moments together. Then our Republic and Independence Day gatherings became all the more special for us.”

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