Mumbai, May 19 (IANS) Actor Priyanshu Painyuli will get to fulfill his desire of being an army officer, at least on-screen.
Growing up in an army family in Bengaluru, Priyanshu instantly connected with the character in "Rashmi Rocket".
"My father retired as a Colonel in the army. It's a beautiful story and when the role first came to me, I knew I wanted to be a part of it. It's a world I understand and am familiar. So I instantly felt at home," he said.
"But more than me, my father was excited that I am going to play an army officer. The uniform is a badge of honour that officers wear. Wearing the uniform is a matter of great pride and responsibility. I want to play it with utmost sincerity and dedication. This is a character that has shades of both strength and vulnerability," he added.
There was a time when he wanted to follow in his father's footsteps.
"I did wish to join the army when I was really young; you always do when you see your father in uniform. But now as an actor, it will be great to fulfil that desire at least on screen. It's a fantastic character and I can't wait for the film start. We were to start workshops this month but due to the lockdown that's on hold," said Priyanshu.