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Yet another Pak-bashing film?

September 21, 2004 15:06 IST

Anil Sharma's Ab Tumhare Hawale Watan Saathiyo saw an elaborate music launch in Delhi on Monday, September 20.

The film stars Amitabh Bachchan, Akshay Kumar, Bobby Deol, Ashutosh Rana, Danny Denzongpa, Sandali Sinha and newcomers Kapil Sharma and Divya Khosla.

Anil Sharma is wellknown for his anti-Pakistan movie themes.

His Gadar: Ek Prem Katha is one of the biggest blockbusters in Indian movie history and was followed by the reasonably successful, The Hero: Love Story Of A Spy.

Sunny Deol, star of both films, does not feature in Ab Tumhare Hawale...

The music launch saw the reel heroes mingling with war veterans and the recently released Kargil prisoners of war.

War heroes from the 1971 Indo-Pak war, Major General Ian Cardozo, Colonel V N Thapar and Lieutenant Colonel Inder Singh and recently released PoWs Lance Naik Jagsir Singh and Sapper Arif Mohammed were felicitated at the event.

This is Bobby's first film with Sharma. He plays a double role, as Bachchan's son and grandson.

The movie was launched at IIFA 2003 in Johannesburg.

Akshay Kumar shares a laugh with Maninderjit Singh Bitta, chairman, All India Anti-Terrorist Front, and Bobby Deol, while Divya Khosla and Sandali Sinha look on.

Photographs: Getty Images

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