Mon, 05 Nov 2012 15:45:00 GMT | By IANS

SRK hopes 'JTHJ' helps popularise armed forces

Superstar Shah Rukh Khan is happy to be playing an army officer in 'Jab Tak Hai Jaan' and hopes it can help popularise the forces.

SRK hopes 'JTHJ' helps popularise armed forces (© Varinder Chawla)

"I am glad that I am playing an army officer. I feel good that by portraying characters from armed forces in our films, hopefully, we can popularise the profession because our army, navy and air force is beyond the profession, it's a dedication to your nation, this is what I feel," the 47-year-old said at a press conference.

Shah Rukh, whose character is named Samar in the movie, says he would be glad if even one young boy is inspired to join the armed forces after watching the film.

"When I was shooting in Kashmir, many officers used to meet and ask 'You are doing na', so, now may be the boys (are getting inspired). I don't know if they will (get inspired). But if I am able to do that through this film or through 'Fauji' or if one person decides to do that, will be really nice because it is the most honourable and noble profession to be in the armed forces," Shah Rukh said.

Shah Rukh had first played an army man, Commando Abhimanyu Rai in the 1988 TV series 'Fauji'. Later, he donned the uniform for 2004 release 'Main Hoon Na', and in 'Veer-Zaara', he played an airforce officer.

'Jab Tak Hai Jaan' also stars Katrina Kaif and Anushka Sharma and hits theatres this Diwali, November 13.

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