Jason Tham Talks Ranneeti: Balakot & Beyond Series: A Wild Ride Ahead

Jason Tham speaks about his next series Ranneeti: Balakot & Beyond; “This show is going to be a wild ride from start to finish with a lot of heart-stopping moments” 

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Actor Jason Tham will be next seen in Ranneeti: Balakot & Beyond, he is portraying the role of special agent Victor in the series. Jason says, "What was special about Victor's role was that he got to witness the brain behind the operation Balakot and the Pulwama attack. From the team formation to the idea of the operation, the decision taken in the war room to the final execution - He was not only actively involved but contributed to the success of the operation.” Sharing about his preparation for the role he adds,” I was portraying a special agent who was undercover for 3 years with Maoists. Someone who had killed 7 Maoists in one night. Victor is a cold-blooded killer and joined the military intelligence unit under Kashyap’s (Jimmy Shergill) team. To execute this role I had put on some muscle weight which included regular workouts and a special diet.” 

Director's Vision Sets Apart: Unique Approach to Balatkot Story

We have seen enough series and films on Balatkot and Pulwama attacks already, how is this series going to be different from the rest? When asked Jason says, "Nowadays, There are a lot of remakes but what stands out is the director's vision of portraying the film. Our Director has captured the essence of the story and literally, brought it to life on screen. I was particularly impressed on my first day of shooting. Our director Santosh Singh had clearly instructed the cast that since it’s a war room sequence where everything will mostly be informative and verbal, he would like to achieve long, one-take shots with super pacey dialogues so that it doesn’t break the flow. To achieve this we used to rehearse at least 5-8 times before the shot. This show is going to be a wild ride from start to finish. With a lot of heart-stopping moments. I won’t say anything further, just Grab your popcorn because it’s going to be a roller coaster ride of emotions.” 

In the series Jimmy Shergill plays an important role, incidentally, Jason and Jimmy have shared the screen earlier in the film Happy Phir Bhag Jayegi. Sharing more on their camaraderie Jason says, "With Jimmy sir, we already had a bond. This show was no less, We bonded right away when we met on the set of Ranneeti. He's very humble without any attitude. I remember him helping me to give a different flavor to elevate the scene. I admire his thought process. He used to really go on about how I should post more videos on social media and make it viral. He literally took my phone and shot a reel for me. I really admire him as a friend and look up to him.” 

Sharing his biggest takeaway from Ranneeti, Jason says,” We all know about the Pulwama attack and the Balakot air strike, but no one knows what went behind the operation. I have been fortunate enough to be part of untapped information about the operation and I feel immense pride in being part of an event that will go down in history.”

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