Actor-director-writer Avinash Dhyani previously seen in the film ‘72 Hours’ which was well appreciated by the audience and streaming on Amazon Prime. He has started shooting for his next film titled ‘Saumya Ganesh’.
“72 Hours: Martyr Who Never Died” was a 2019 Indian biographical drama film story based on the life of Rifleman Jaswant Singh Rawat. During the 1962 Indo-China war, a brave soldier from 4th Garhwal Rifle stood against all odds and guarded the post from Nurunaang Base in Arunachal Pradesh then called NEFA border. He was awarded Mahavir Chakra for his posthumous bravery and is said to be guarding the post even after his death.
Jaswant Singh has attained the status of a deity at the Sino-Indian frontier. Even a temple has been erected in his memory and the Army has posted five soldiers for the upkeep of his memorial. Avinash Dhyani played the role of Rifleman Jaswant Singh Rawat.
Currently, Avinash Dhyani is shooting for his next film Saumya Ganesh in Dehradun. Saumya Ganesh is written by Avinash Dhyani himself, who will also play the lead role in it. The film will also be helmed by Dhyani himself. The film is going to be shot in different locations of Rishikesh & Dehradun as he wanted to shoot in a city that is located near a river that is appropriate for the story.
Avinash says, “It’s a simple love story of Saumya and Ganesh who are childhood lovers and get married. After their marriage, Ganesh, who is 25 gets diagnosed with diabetes. Diabetes has been a huge problem in India. If I am not wrong, at least 53 million people in India have diabetes. This is growing vigorously. The kind of films I make, I think it’s my responsibility as a filmmaker that along with entertainment, I also give the audience an important message.”
Some of the family members of Avinash are also diabetic, which made him more interested to make a film based on the real situations they are facing in their lifestyle. So, he well researched the topic before going on the floor and met a lot of diabetic patients and doctors in Dehradun at a hospital called Dun hospital as discussed on the issue. He learned that there are types of diabetes just like cancer, and each type affects a person differently – Type 1, Type 2, Type 3.
Avinash Dhyani says, “In my film, I’m covering all the research and situations of a diabetic patient. I’ll be showing a family who lives a healthy lifestyle and better than Urban citizens. So, despite following a healthy lifestyle, if someone can still be diagnosed with the disease, it can happen to people in urban areas too. I also read about what WHO has to say about it. This film might be fictional but the information and message I’m giving through it should be authentic.”
Avinash Dhyani recently did the Muhurt of his film Saumya Ganesha in Dehradun, Uttarakhand.