Actor Vivek Oberoi was last seen playing Prime Miniter Narendra Modi in the biopic film. And now he is all set to produce a film which will be based on Balakot airstrikes to address the courage and bravery of the Indian Air Force (IAF).
The film will be titled ‘Balakot’ and will be based on the airstrikes and also the capture and the release of IAF Wong Commander Abhinandan Varthaman in the consequence of the terrorist attack in Kashmir’s Pulwama area. The attacks took place on 14th February.
Talking about the film, Vivek said “As a proud Indian, a patriot, and a member of the film fraternity, it’s my duty to highlight what our Armed Forces are truly capable of. In the form of a trilingual, this film is a powerful tool to underline the achievements of brave officers like Wing Commander Abhinandan, who went behind the enemy lines and did what makes every Indian proud of them.”
He further added “The Balakot air strike were one of the most well-planned attacks by the IAF. I have followed everything in the news right from the attack in Pulwama to the air strikes in Balakot. There was a lot that was speculated and spoken about back then; this film will put all of that to rest, once and for all. I thank the IAF for trusting us with this story and we hope to do justice to it.”
The film will be shot in Hindi, Tamil and Telugu and will star well known and renowned actors from the respective industries. These mega stars from the industries will be seen playing important roles of Wing Commander Abhinandan, Vir Chakraa awardee, Squadron leader Minty Agarwal, the IAF officer who guided IAF’s mission to halt Pakistan’s fighter jets. Minty Agarwal has become the first woman to receive the Yudh Seva Medal.
Vivek further said “I am delighted to receive the requisite permission from the IAF a day before Independence Day. Hollywood filmmakers applaud their Armed Forces, intelligence agencies, industries and leaders. Why should Indian filmmakers shy away from doing that for India? As a nation, with one of the strongest Armed Forces on the globe, we have achieved a lot, and it’s time to start reiterating it to the world at large.”
The shoot of the film will commence this year itself and the expected release date of the same is 2020. The film will be shot in Jammu and Kashmir, Delhi and Agra.