Sanjay Leela Bhansali Announces Film on Balakot Airstrike
The film will be directed by Abhishek Kapoor.
Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Bhushan Kumar, Mahaveer Jain and Pragya Kapoor have collectively announced that there’s soon going to be a film based on the Balakot air strike that happened in early 2019. The film will be directed by Abhishek Kapoor.
Chairman of T-series, Bhushan Kumar took to Twitter to share the news. He tweeted, “A story of grit, determination and valour! Proud to announce #2019BalakotAirstrike, a tribute to the brave hearts of our country. Written & directed by @Abhishekapoor”
According to the statement, the film “will pay tribute to the sons of India and their never-say-die spirit”.
Producer Pragya Kapoor also tweeted that she was “excited to announce” the project. She wrote, “Excited to announce one of our most ambitious projects #2019BalakotStrike. Can't wait to bring it to you all”
In August it had been reported that Vivek Oberoi was making a film on the Balakot airstrikes led by the Indian Air Force in February 2019. Oberoi’s team had said that the actor was planning the film as a trilingual to be released in Hindi, Tamil and Telugu that will depict the “true facts, story and bravery of the Indian Air Force and their quick thinking, strategic planning with a strong political willingness.”
In February 2019, Indian Air Force had conducted an airstrike in Balakot, Pakistan, just two weeks after a CRPF convoy collided with a car full of explosives in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama. 40 CRPF soldiers were lost in the attack. The Indian government claimed that a Jaish-e-Mohammad terror facility had been targeted in Balakot.
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