On Tuesday, Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman met the cast and crew of Uri: The Surgical Strike” on the occasion of Army Day. Actors Vicky Kaushal and Yami Gautam, Producer Ronnie Screwvala, and Director Aditya Dhar were part of the meeting that took place at General Bipin Rawat’s ‘at home function.

Ms. Sitharaman took to Twitter post to congratulate the Uri team about which she said that has been “hearing many good things”.

Ms. Sitharaman tweeted along with some pictures from the event, “At COAS Bipin Rawat’s ‘at home’, with the team of the film ‘Uri: The Surgical Strike’. Yet to watch it, but heard many good things. Kudos, Ronnie Screwvala, Aditya Dhar Films, Vicky Kaushal, Yami Gautam for a slick war movie on the spirit of our heroes.”

The actors said that they were honored to meet the country’s Defence Minister.

Mr. Kaushal responds to the Defence Ministers’ tweet, said: “It was an honor meeting you, Ma’am.”

Ms. Gautam tweeted: “We are honored to meet you Ma’am… and thanks so much for your encouraging words. What you do for the nation is incomparable.”

The movie Uri: The Surgical Strike is based in the surgical strikes by the Indian Army on terror launch pads across LoC in September 2016, in relation to an attack in Jammu and Kashmir’s Uri, which took lives of 17 army personnel. The film also featured Paresh Rawal and Mohit Raina, was released on January 11.  

The films box office performance remained stable on weekdays as the movie has crossed Rs. 50 crore mark on the 5th day of its release. Trade Analyst Taran Adarsh has shared the update box office report and wrote: “Uri: The Surgical Strike” is winning praises, getting applause, ovation and amassing massive numbers at the box office. North, south, east and west, it’s all over Uri wave.

On Thursday, Uri: The Surgical Strike collected more than Rs. 9.57 crore brought the grand total of Rs. 55.81 crore.

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