Vivek Oberoi hopes to inspire the next generation with 'Balakot'
Actor Vivek Oberoi hopes that with his upcoming project "Balakot", the children of the country will be inspired. The film follows the Indian Air Force in the aftermath of the Pulwama attacks, in a true rendering of the Balakot air strike. The storyline will also include the capture and subsequent release of IAF Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman.
"I am excited about Abhinandan's biopic. I think the story of Balakot and the story of Indian Air Force needs to be told, as we all are very proud of Indian Air Force. When a film like 'Top Gun' gets released in America, an entire generation there gets inspired seeing the strength of their Air Force. I feel this is an opportunity for us, and the responsibility is on us, to show the amazing work our Indian Air Force has been doing", remarked Oberoi, whilst interacting with the media at the 2nd edition of Mumbai Art Fair 2019 on Friday.
"We should be proud of what they (Indian Air Force) are doing and I want to tell their story to lakhs of children of our country, so that they get inspired. Whenever they see an armyman or pilot or an airman, every kid should salute them from core of their heart. That's my aim of making this film," added the actor, who played the role of Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the biopic "PM Narendra Modi" earlier this year.
Oberoi admitted to the arduos research process that is underway for the film, only after which the shooting will begin.
Scheduled to go into production in the next few months, set in locations such as Jammu and Kashmir and Delhi, the film will be released in 2020.