- "A meeting I cannot and will not forget," Abhishek Bachchan wrote
- Abhishek played the role of Captain Vikram Batra in LOC Kargil
- Preity Zinta and Sidharth Malhotra also sharted posts on Kargil Diwas
On Kargil Vijay Diwas, social media has been flooded with posts from celebrities some of whom, like Abhishek Bachchan had personal stories to share. Abhishek, who was part of the ensemble cast of director J P Dutta's 2003 film LOC Kargil, Instagrammed a picture from when he visited the Kargil-Drass region with NDTV's show Jai Jawan in 2009. The photo is of Abhishek with Col Yogesh Kumar Joshi, one of the heroes of the Kargil War of 1999 between India and Pakistan. As Abhishek writes, actor Sanjay Dutt was cast as Col Joshi in LOC Kargil - Abhishek himself played Captain Vikram Batra, who died in the war. See Abhishek Bachchan's post.
Amitabh Bachchan also dedicated a post to the Kargil martyrs and wrote: “Kargil Vijay Diwas.. Saluting the Jawans for this historic victory .. Paying homage to them that sacrificed their lives for the country.”
T 2879 - T 2879 -KARGIL VIJAY DIWAS .. saluting the Jawans for this historic victory .. paying homage to them that sacrificed their lives for the Country .. pic.twitter.com/wXOXBRQFx2— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) July 26, 2018
Meanwhile, Abhishek's co-star Esha Deol, who played Captain Batra's fiancée, also dug into her photo archives from the 2003 film. "Today is the 19th Kargil Vijay Diwas. As a tribute, I'd like to share this throwback picture of Abhishek Bachchan and me from the film! I will always be proud to be a part of JP Dutta's LOC Kargil," she wrote.
LOC Kargil featured a mega-cast that also included Rani Mukerji, Kareena Kapoor, Ajay Devgn, Nagarjuna, Saif Ali Khan, Raveena Tandon, Raj Babbar and Suniel Shetty. Several other celebrities also shared posts commemorating India's victory in Kargil. See posts from Preity Zinta, Esha's mother Hema Malini, Karan Johar, Taapsee Pannu, Sidharth Malhotra, Randeep Hooda and others.
Today is the 19th Kargil Vijay Diwas when we taught Pakistan a lesson with an emphatic victory in a war they won't forget! Let us pay a tribute to our martyrs who laid down their lives for the country & helped to keep our flag flying high Salute pic.twitter.com/t4twd996uI— Hema Malini (@dreamgirlhema) July 26, 2018
Remembering our Hero's of the Indian Armed Forces today with a big salute Thank you for your sacrifice & bravery. #respect#bravery#realheroes#sacrifice#kargilvijaydiwas#kargil#pride#jaihindpic.twitter.com/FGoROX1LhS— Preity G Zinta (@realpreityzinta) July 26, 2018
I'm sure they never wanted to fight...... But they were ready to die for our country. I would any day prefer to celebrate each n every day WITH them than this one day WITHOUT them ...... #KargilVijayDivaspic.twitter.com/u8ZOGoOuEu— taapsee pannu (@taapsee) July 26, 2018
Kargil Vijay Diwas is celebrated on July 26 each year and marks the success of India's 'Operation Vijay' against Pakistan in 1999. This is the 19th Kargil Diwas.