The much-awaited periodic drama 1962 – The War In The Hills has released, and the reviews coming in are strong, fiery and all praises for the women in the show who have stolen hearts with their bold and courageous performances. Actress Rochelle Rao aka ‘Rimpa’ the innocent and humble milkwoman who goes out of her way to help the soldiers in ways beyond her imagination, is being mighty praised for her naive interior but bold exterior character portrayal, which sees her in a different light.
Ecstatic on hearing about the girls in 1962 shining bright, Rochelle is happy to see all the women including her taking over a male-dominated show in such a brilliant way!
“It’s great to see strong female characters written into a story that would have been male-centric! This is indeed a show ruled by army men, but to see all of us women being equally at power and at the forefront with our characters is quite amazing!”
1962 – The War In The Hills stars Abhay Deol in the lead role, the show is directed by Mahesh Manjrekar.
Rochelle further added, “All of us have put in our heart and soul into our characters and gave an equally tough fight while shooting for the show. It was no easy feat to shoot for our roles. There was a lot of rough and toughness that moulded each of our characters into the powerful women being caught in the crossfire of the War in the Hills, which looks great on screen but was challenging to put together. A lot of mental strength was also required for us to get into the skin of our characters and understand their emotions, feelings and the fire inside of them to fight for their country! So hats off to all of us girls who have given in more than our 100 per cent to bring out the best of women power through our roles.” The Disney Plus Hotstar show also stars Mahie Gill, Sumeet Vyas, Akash Thosar, Anup Soni, Meiyang Chang, Hemal Ingle, among others.