Agastya Nanda: Learning from Legends and Honoring Heroes in 'Ikkis'
In a candid interview with Film Companion, Agastya reveals his excitement and a touch of nervousness about sharing the screen with Bollywood veterans Dharmendra and Jaideep Ahlawat.
Agastya Nanda, fresh off his charming debut in "The Archies," is poised to captivate audiences once again in Sriram Raghavan's upcoming biopic, "Ikkis." This poignant film tells the story of Arun Khetarpal, the youngest recipient of India's highest military honor, the Param Vir Chakra.
In a candid interview with Film Companion, Agastya reveals his excitement and a touch of nervousness about sharing the screen with Bollywood veterans Dharmendra and Jaideep Ahlawat. He describes the experience as "surreal" and an immense learning opportunity.
"They are such seniors, especially Dharam ji," Agastya shares, "but they welcomed me so warmly. I remember going for Jaideep sir's look test, and he was just radiating enthusiasm. There's already a wonderful vibe on set."
Stepping into the shoes of the brave Arun Khetarpal, Agastya acknowledges the weight of responsibility. "It's a mix of nerves and excitement," he confesses, "but I'm committed to doing justice to his story. Sriram Raghavan is a master storyteller, and I'm learning so much from him and the entire team."
"Ikkis" promises to be more than just a biopic; it's a tribute to the unwavering courage and sacrifice of a young soldier. Agastya's portrayal of Arun, coupled with the guidance of Raghavan and the veteran actors, has the potential to create a truly unforgettable cinematic experience.