Rohan Gandotra recalls his experience of shooting for his first web series 1962: The War in the Hills in harsh weather conditions in Ladakh. The Indo-China war drama will premiere on Disney+Hotstar VIP on February 26. Produced in partnership with Arre Studio, this 10-episode war-drama has been written by Charudutt Acharya and directed by Mahesh Manjrekar.
ROHAN GANDOTRA OPENS UP ON SHOOTING IN LADAKH FOR 1962
Rohan Gandotra plays sepoy Karan Yadav in the series. Speaking about shooting in Ladakh, he said, "This was my first time in Ladakh, and I had heard of people having breathing problems there. So, I had prepared myself by doing yoga and breathing exercises but once I reached there, none of these preparations helped. The first day we reached Ladakh, we were all asked to stay in the hotel, and on the second day my nose started bleeding but I was told that it was normal. Then when I went out, I saw little shops selling oxygen which was new to me."
He further added, "When we went to the set, which was at a higher altitude than our hotel, we experienced harsh weather conditions that included sandstorms and extremely cold winds. Initially, it was very challenging but our bodies eventually acclimatized to the conditions. In the end, it was teamwork along with the motivation and support from Mahesh sir that really helped us give our best even in those tough terrains."
WHAT'S IN 1962: THE WAR IN THE HILLS TRAILER?
Disney+Hotstar shared dropped 1962: The War In The Hills trailer on February 15. "Sawa sau jo lade, cheen pe bhaari pade. In 1962, 125 Indian soldiers were outnumbered, but not defeated. Get ready to watch the story of an epic battle that changed the course of the war. 1962: The War In The Hills, all episodes out on Feb 26 (sic)," read the caption.
Sawa sau jo lade, cheen pe bhaari pade.
In 1962, 125 Indian soldiers were outnumbered, but not defeated. Get ready to watch the story of an epic battle that changed the course of the war. 1962: The War In The Hills, all episodes out on Feb 26. pic.twitter.com/fyVPTinIPM
1962: The War in the Hills HAS an ensemble cast that includes Abhay Deol, Akash Thosar, Sumeet Vyas, Rohan Gandotra, Annup Sonii, Meiyang Chang, Mahie Gill, Rochelle Rao and Hemal Ingle, among others.