Nana Patekar was a part of the Kargil war, told about his experience and said- he can do this much for the country

Ronit Kawale
Ronit Kawale - Senior Editor
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Actor Nana Patekar has been a part of the film industry for 46 years and has played many memorable and powerful characters so far. Apart from Hindi, he has also worked a lot in Marathi cinema. But do you know that Nana Patekar has also been an officer of the Indian Territorial Army? Nana Patekar recently revealed that he was also a part of the Kargil war. Very few people would know this. Nana Patekar played the role of Major Pratap Chauhan in the 1991 film 'Prahar', but in reality he has been a part of the Indian Army and has served it. You will be surprised to know that Nana Patekar took a break from acting for some time during the Kargil war and joined the Light Infantry Regiment as a Major. Not only this, he participated in many state and national level competitions as a shooter and also won medals. In a recent interview to 'The Lallantop', Nana Patekar was asked about his work during the 1991 Kargil war.

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Nana Patekar in the film Prahaar, Photo: BCCL

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'Quick Reaction Team is one of the special forces, I was a part of it'

Nana Patekar said, “I became a member of the Quick Reaction Team. It is one of the most special forces. This is the least we can do for the country. Our biggest weapon is not Bofors or AK but our soldiers.”

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'I will not go into politics'

When asked if he ever thought of joining a political party, he said, “I cannot be a part of it because I am outspoken. I say what I want. This time too I was asked, but if I call the party chief mad, he can expel me from the party.”

Nana Patekar lived with soldiers, trained with Maratha Light Infantry

According to a 1999 report by 'India Today', Nana Patekar lived with the soldiers for a fortnight and traveled with them from one place to another. Not only this, Nana Patekar also took training from the Maratha Light Infantry for the film 'Prahaar'.

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