Actor Mohit Marwah, who is playing the character of an unsung war hero in his upcoming film Raag Desh – Birth of a Nation, says Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose is one such iconic leader of the Indian freedom movement who deserves more credit and popularity than he received.
In Raag Desh, directed by Tigmanshu Dhulia, Mohit plays Colonel Prem Sahgal, an Indian National Army officer, who under the leadership of Bose, made a huge contribution in getting independence for India.
Talking about the unsung hero of the freedom movement, Mohitsaid, "Though I believe all the freedom fighters and leaders – Mahatma Gandhi, Jawaharlal Nehru and others who are respected and worshipped by the nation for their contribution in Indian independent movement are truly deserving, (but) Subhas Chandra Bose deserves more."
"Thankfully, with the access to information, people are getting to know more about him and other war heroes. They are getting their due credit. In fact, our film Raag Desh – Birth Of A Nation' is about three such war heroes," he added.
For his role, Mohit went through research work and watched documentaries to understand the character as well as the political situation in India during World War II.
"There are some similarities that I have with Colonel Prem Sahgal. So, the more I am discovering his character, I am relating with his thoughts and actions easily. Perhaps that is the reason our director Tigmanshu Dhulia cast me for the role,"he added. "Raag Desh" also features Amit Sadh and Kunal Kapoor.