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discovery+ to showcase India’s toughest military training with upcoming series featuring Farhan Akhtar and Rohit Shetty

The channel will launch Armed Force based originals from the popular series- ‘Mission Frontline’ and ‘Breaking Point’ under its ‘Home of Patriots’ campaign

On this Republic Day discovery+ will celebrate the tales of bravery and courage with ‘Home of Patriots’ campaign by launching a new series from the franchises ‘Mission Frontline’ and ‘Breaking Point’.

Premiering on January 20, Mission Frontline features the actor, writer, producer, and director Farhan Akhtar along with director and producer Rohit Shetty.

This will be followed by the launch of four new episodes from the hit series ‘Breaking Point’ on January 21.

After the overwhelming response to ‘Mission Frontline’ featuring actors like Rana Daggubati and Sara Ali Khan, the action-packed episodes this time will see Farhan Akhtar, and Rohit Shetty spend a day with the Rashtriya Rifle soldiers and Jammu and Kashmir Police’s Special Operations Group in Srinagar, respectively.

Full of adventure, endurance, backbreaking training, and powerful visuals, each episode traverses through the life of India’s brave warriors through the eyes and experiences of these celebrities.

Yet another release scheduled for the month is the popular franchise ‘Breaking Point’, a four-part series that will showcase different groups of soldiers in training including the Paratroopers, Armoured Corps, Army Artillery, and Army Aviation.

It will give the audience a never-seen-before look into the training imparted at India’s premier institutions, across cities like Nashik, Jodhpur Ahmednagar, Agra, Jaisalmer and Sarmathura.  

Actor Farhan Akhtar said, “If I could express the feeling in one word, it would be humbling for me. Back when we were filming Lakshya, we went up, close and personal with the lives of our jawans, but stepping into their shoes and experiencing the hardships they go through on-ground is a life-changing experience. It was extremely difficult for me to get trained in such tough terrains and weather conditions, but their support and encouragement made it possible. It is an honour to have got the chance to be a part of discovery+ ’s Mission Frontline.”

Director Rohit Shetty said, “An experience that I cannot explain even through the best of phrases. People often associate me with action, but ‘true action’ is what these police officers personify. Given the high-tension area, leaving for duty each morning, and hoping for the family to be safe by the time you get back requires a lot of courage.  I’m moved by their undying spirit. Thank you, discovery+, for bringing out these aspects of a police’s life that will startle the audience and make them want to salute their enthusiasm and zeal for the country and its citizens.”

Megha Tata, Managing Director- South Asia, Discovery, said, “Discovery, as a brand has always upped the ante with breakthrough content, and our repertoire of military specials has stood out from the crowd. There couldn’t be a better time to glorify and pay homage to our army men with our Home of Patriots content campaign that aims to give the masses an access into the world of these warriors. It’s an honour to have country’s influential personalities like Farhan Akhtar and Rohit Shetty who experience the lives of the soldiers and police officers for a day, making it an exciting watch for the audience.”

In addition to Mission Frontline and Breaking Point, the military special content will see glimpses of the gruelling training programs of the Indian Armed Forces through its stellar line-up of shows like ‘Ladakh Warriors: The Sons of the Soil’, ‘Special Operations India’, ‘Battle Ops’, ‘Breaking Point: High Altitude Warfare School’, ‘Women Fighter Pilots’, ‘Breaking Point: Air Force Academy’ and ‘Breaking Point: Indian Submariners’, ‘Breaking Point: Commando School Belgaum’ (2017), ‘India’s Paratroopers – Earning the Badge’ (2016) and ‘Revealed: National Defence Academy’ (2014).

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