Manushi Chhillar talks about playing a radar officer in Operation Valentine

Manushi Chhillar in Operation Valentine, which releases on March 1. Photo: Universal Communications

With only a few days to go for the Varun Tej and Manushi Chhillar starrer Operation Valentine, the actress revealed an interesting insight into the process of playing a radar officer.

Talking about her process of preparation in detail, Manushi says, “My prep for Operation Valentine included a lot of basics just to simply understand the structure of the Air Force, understand what a radar officer is supposed to do, basic things like body language, the tonality of your voice and how to give a certain command. These are the few things that I had to work on.”

Sony Pictures International Productions, a studio that has also backed patriotic films like Major, made sure there was someone on the film’s sets during the entire shoot, ensuring authenticity and accuracy in the character.

Manushi continued, “Fortunately, we had someone from the Indian Air Force team on set. So, I always had that guidance whenever we needed any extra information or wherever I was going away from how a normal radar officer would do a certain thing. So, it was learning a lot of basics. It was not just learning how to portray a radar officer, but also learning the things that happen in the Air-Force, or what basic terms like an evacuation meant and the kind of planes that are flying. So, just understanding all of that was a completely new world. I am a DRDO kid (rthe Defense Research and Development Organization) kid, so obviously, I know things from the surface, but this was me going deep into it (Manushi’s father, Dr. Mitra Basu Chhillar, is a physician and scientist at DRDO).”

Operation Valentine is produced by Sony Pictures International Productions and Sandeep Mudda’s Renaissance Pictures and co-produced by God Bless Entertainment (Vakil Khan) and Nandakumar Abbineni. Shakti Pratap Singh Hada, a seasoned ad-film maker and VFX aficionado, will be marking his directorial debut with this film. Written by Shakti Pratap Singh Hada, Aamir Khan (not the actor) and Siddharth Raj Kumar, the film will be released on March 1 in Telugu and Hindi. Mickey. J. Meyer scores music.






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