Making his come back, 3 years after his debut in Bollywood with the movie Hero, actor Sooraj Pancholi, who had been roped in for the July 5 release, Satellite Shankar, shared the first poster of the film today. In it, Sooraj is seen donning an army green T-shirt, paired with an army print cap and carrying a backpack with an idol of Shiva peeking from inside it. This is the dominating image of the poster with the words “NOT ALL HEROES GO TO THE BATTLEFIELD” written in bold in the top right corner while the movie name is written in bold at the bottom of this robust image.
The other intricate details include the chrome coloured backdrop of the poster showing a faint map on the right top corner with a small figure of Sooraj in the same attire, waving at the viewers. Next to him is the small iconic image of Taj Mahal and watching it is Sooraj’s silhouette. On the left-hand side is a scene out of a railway station with a train entering the platform. Below the movie’s name is another small figure of Sooraj walking in the backdrop of a barren horizon. The production details occupy the bottom space of the poster.
The movie revolves around the adventures of a soldier, his quest and journey in discovering India and in return being discovered by his country. Sharing the poster on his Instagram account, the actor captioned it, “Not just a hero on the battlefield! Feeling proud and blessed presenting you the official poster of #SatelliteShankar Releasing 5th July 2019! #BhushanKumar @muradkhetani @ashwinvarde @tseries.official #KrishanKumar #IrfanKamal #Cine1Studios @meghaakash @satelliteshankar #SatelliteShankarPoster” (sic).
“For Sooraj, this is one of his most special films. To understand the nuances of an army man better, he also spent considerable time with soldiers at actual army camps in places like Amritsar, Pathankot and Chitkut,” a source close to Sooraj had revealed earlier.
Sooraj had earlier told a daily, “It puts a tremendous amount of pressure on me. Playing an Indian soldier on the silver screen is a big deal. Fortunately, I have the chance to interact with the soldiers and know about their experiences since they are a part of the cast,” while sharing his experience on playing the role of an army officer.
The film, which is helmed by Irfan Kamal, will be jointly produced by Bhushan Kumar, Murad Khetani, Krishan Kumar and Ashwin Varde and marks the Bollywood debut of South actress Megha Akash. A popular name in Tamil and Telugu cinema, the actress had earlier said, “There were a lot of offers in Hindi, but ‘Satellite Shankar’ is just something special. It’s a very different film, and the scale of the film is also so huge.”