After Modi, Vivek Oberoi Picks Up Balakot Attack as His Next Film
Vivek Oberoi’s team has just revealed that the actor is now busy making a film on the Balakot airstrikes led by the Indian Air Force in February 2019. Oberoi is 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.”
Oberoi’s Balakot film is scheduled to be shot in Jammu & Kashmir, Delhi and Agra and will be going on floors by the end of 2019. Talking about the film on Balakot, Oberoi 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. This film is a powerful tool to underline the achievements of brave officers like Abhinandan, who went behind enemy lines and did what makes every Indian proud of them. The Balakot airstrike was one of the most well-planned attacks by the IAF. I followed everything in the news, right from the attack in Pulwama to the airstrike. 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.”
Vivek Oberoi had produced and acted in biopic on Prime Minister Narendra Modi earlier this year.
The success of Aditya Dhar’s film Uri featuring Vicky Kaushal has had many Bollywood actors and filmmakers scrambling to make films on both the Pulwama attack as well as the Balakot airstrike that followed it.
According to reports, Oberoi’s film will also show the Pulwama terror attack which resulted in the death of 40 CRPF personnel before capturing the airstrike on Balakot. The film will also narrate Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman’s capture and release by Pakistan. Besides Wing Commander Abhinandan, Oberoi’s film will also tell the story of Squadron leader Minty Agarwal.