Rom Com Stops Shooting to Respect Martyr Kiran Thorat

I am sitting here writing this out in the comfort of my home knowing there is someone out there on the border ensuring my safety. While he rolls in sweat, dirt, and blood, I enjoy my cold coffee and complain about the weather despite sitting in an air-conditioned room. But I realise all this only after seeing or reading about a soldier (or soldiers) who laid down his life for my country, and me!

A recent incident made this realization dawn on me yet again when I heard about martyr Kiran Thorat, who lost his life on April 11 in a firing by Pakistan. The valiant soldier hailed from a district in Aurangabad where the shooting of an upcoming Marathi movie, Rom Com was to commence.

Respecting the Martyr

However, before the shooting could start, the news of soldier Kiran Thorat reached them. As Thorat belonged to the same taluka where the unit was set-up, the makers immediately decided to stop the shoot keeping in mind the emotions of the locals and as a respect to the great soul who had laid his life for our country.

The unit promptly moved to another location and set up shop there. None of the unit members objected or demanded extra amount for the relocation. It was their way of paying respect to the martyred soldier and their move was really a sensible one.

Kiran Thorat was 31 and is survived by his parents, wife, and a 2-year-old daughter.

Rom Com cast and crew

Directed by Gorakh Jogdande and produced by Sachin Shinde under the banner of Dream Launcher Entertainment, Rom Com is claimed to be a unique love story starring Kishor Kadam and Sairat actor Chhaya Kadam. The movie was recently inaugurated in Mumbai by Milind Gawli and Kishor Kadam.