Actor Vivek Oberoi, who last played India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi in a film, will now produce India’s watershed moment, the Balakot airstrike.
One of the most heroic strikes by the IAF the movie is set to be Titled Balakot.
Vivek said that he will produce the movie to salute the valour of the Indian Air Force (IAF).
The film will not only highlight the Balakot Air Strike but will show the capture and subsequent release of IAF Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman.
Lighting up the silver screen the movie will be shot in Jammu and Kashmir, Delhi and Agra
Vivek Oberoi, who is backing the movie, is set to make the same a trilingual- Hindi, Tamil and Telugu.
“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?”, said Vivek while thanking the IAF for the story.
This year in February, Abhinandan Varthaman became the face of the military confrontation between India and Pakistan.
A day after the February 26 Balakot airstrike, Abhinandan’s MiG-21 was shot down in a dogfight with PAF jets.
The 36-year-old IAF pilot had suffered injuries while ejecting from his MiG-21 Bison during the aerial combat between Indian and Pakistani air forces on February 27.
The wing commander cleared all medical tests and is expected to fly MiG-21 within a few weeks.
Abhinandhan went through a series of physical and mental evaluations since his capture and release.