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The Forgotten Army has ensured a sense of fulfilment: Karanvir Malhotra

The young actor plays an aspiring photojournalist who bonds with the estranged brother of his grandmother's on Kabir Khan's web-series, now streaming on Amazon Prime.

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Actor Karanvir Malhotra, who played cricketer Javed Ansari in Netflix's coming-of-age drama, Selection Day, is now starring Kabir Khan's The Forgotten Army: Azaadi Ke Liye which is now streaming on Amazon Prime.

In the period series, Malhotra plays Amar, a young aspiring photojournalist living in Singapore who bonds with his grandmother's estranged brother Colonel Sodhi (MK Raina), a former soldier in the Indian National Army.

His character has been inspired by Khan’s experiences when he made his directorial debut with the documentary, The Forgotten Army, back in 1999. The fictional web-series, starring Sunny Kaushal, Sharvari Wagh, and Rohit Chaudhary, follows the true story of Indian soldiers who marched towards Delhi in 1942 to free their country from the British.

Talking about being a part of such an impressive canvas, Malhotra said, "Getting a chance to be directed by Kabir Khan and to work with such a talented cast and crew is definitely a career high. Technically, I first shot for The Forgotten Army and it was supposed to be my debut, but Selection Day released first."

"I am glad I got an opportunity to work on two roles that are so different from each other, at just the start of my career. This project has ensured a sense of fulfilment. It's overwhelming to receive so many messages and positive feedback from people who have watched the show,” he added.

Originally from Delhi, Malhotra moved to Australia where he studied at La Trobe University in Melbourne. He later pursued theatre and performed at the Melbourne Fringe Festival, the prestigious Adelaide Fringe Festival, Short+Sweet theatre festival. He even was a part of the Australian Shakespeare Company and performed for their production of Romeo and Juliet.

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