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Out with daggers

DNMUM390780 | 6/18/2017 | Author : Gargi Gupta | WC :317

Former defence services officer, Saurabh Mahajan, is the man behind the swords and shields on the epic television series Game of Thrones, finds Gargi Gupta
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Game of Thrones has an India connection, and no it’s not Indira Varma, who’s nationality is British. This component is 100 per cent desi and made in India. It’s the helmets, armours, shields, swords, spears, bows and arrows that you see in nearly every frame of the hit TV series. They are actually made in Dehradun and Saharanpur by skilled craftspersons working for a company owned by a former armyman.
Forty-year-old Saurabh Mahajan took voluntary retirement from the army 12 years ago to start his company, Lord of Battles. Starting small with theatre props, Mahajan is now supplying to hit TV shows such as Game of Thrones and mega-budget Hollywood films like Assassin’s Creed.
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