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JP Dutta at the border again, shooting for a new war epic

The director's daughter, Nidhi Dutta, put up a picture of her father at an army post, tagging it as 'yet another part of history to tell'.

Shriram Iyengar

JP Dutta is not done with his battles yet. The director has reportedly started work on his next war epic. In a recent picture on his daughter, Nidhi Dutta's, social media page, the director is pictured sitting in the snowy climes of an army outpost at the Indian border.

It was reported that Dutta was working on a war film based on the 1962 Indo-China war in 2016. The director is also planning another film based on the legendary Battle of Saragarhi. Considering that there are already two films, with Randeep Hooda and an another with Ajay Devgn, based on the Saragarhi battle, Dutta has shifted focus to the Indo-China war of 1962.

The post shows the veteran director sitting in his jeep, parked at an army outpost. The snowy weather around the post raises the question if the location is around Siachen or Ladakh. The 1962 war began when the Chinese army led an incursion into Ladakh across the MacMohan line.

The last war film to hit Indian theatres, Vishal Bhardwaj's Rangoon (2017) performed dismally.

However, given his previous record with war films like Border (1997) and LOC: Kargil (2003), JP Dutta might just be the perfect director to helm another massive war epic.