More than three decades ago in 1981, a team of Indian soldiers lead by Col. Narendra Kumar went on to become the first ever in history, to plant the Tricolor on the northern-most point of the country and give India – the uncharted Siachen.
A moment that left an indelible mark of pride on our nation.
Today, 35 years later – Nine brave hearts driven by unbridled hopes, take up the challenge to honour our Indian heroes and relive their journey on the first ever-celebrity expedition to the Siachen Glacier. With the region questioning the possibilities of survival with extreme conditions, the squad will scale through the treacherous terrains in order to salute the spirits of the soldiers.
So brace yourselves as you are about to witness a celebrity adventure like never before. An initiative by Eros Now, the web series aims to showcase the incalculable risks and hardships faced by our Jawans at the highest battlefield in the world. With the 20-day expedition all set to kick off from Leh on 14th August, 2016, meet the squad featuring nine well-known personalities as they come together to #SaluteSiachen:
Film star and Bollywood heartthrob – Arjun Rampal
Popular and multi-talented – Arunoday Singh
Renowned cricket and test player – R.P Singh
International hockey player – Yuvraj Walmiki
Youth icon – Rannvijay Singha
Face of glitz and glamour – Namrata Gujaran
Former Miss India International and Bollywood actress – Sonnalli Seygall
Acclaimed writer and director – Shlok Sharma
Well-known face on Television – Hasan Zaidi
With only 10% oxygen, and ‘white outs’ (snowstorms) that last for days or sometimes, weeks, it takes more than courage for our Jawans to man the post at the uncharted Siachen.
So send in your Salutes with the team as they take on the challenge to honour them.