There is no doubt with regards to Vivek Oberoi’s acting capabilities. The actor impressed all with his portrayal of current Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, in the movie PM Narendra Modi.
Vivek has now bagged the rights to make a film on the Balakot airstrike lead by the brave Indian Air Force (IAF). The Balakot Attack was one of the well planned and executed attacks by the Indian Air Force (IAF) where a lot of terrorists were eliminated in one go, deep inside Pakistan.
This film will be a trilingual feature film in Hindi, Tamil and Telugu. It will depict the true facts, story and bravery of the Indian Air Force and their quick thinking, strategic planning with a strong political willingness. The casting of the project is on, including that for the roles of Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman & Squadron Leader Minty Agarwal. Minty Agarwal was the one who guided IAF’s interception to destroy Pakistan’s fighter jets.
The film will go on the floor later this year and will be shot in Jammu & Kashmir, Delhi, and Agra.
It will encapsulate a string of events that took place starting with the attack in Pulwama where 40 jawans were martyred, followed by India’s well-documented air-strike behind the enemy lines in Balakot. As a result of this, the Indian Air force foiled off an attack by Pakistan on Indian soil but the bravery of Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman ensured that Pakistan’s plans were foiled. In the process, he ended up being in the enemy territory, but with the ingenious strategy of Indian Government and Indian Air Force, Wing Commander Abhinandan was released quickly and safely.
The film will unfold a gripping story of events including the release of Wing Commander Abhinandan, Squadron leader Minty Agarwal and many unknown heroes of Indian Air Force. Amongst all these speculations and presumptions as to what had actually happened. Abhinandan was also awarded the Vir Chakra award whereas Minty was felicitated with Yudh Seva Medal.
Talking about the project 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. 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.”