Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Abhishek Kapoor to make film on Balakot air strikes, will pay tribute to IAF
A few days after a report revealed that Bollywood filmmakers had a meeting to register film names based on the recent unrest between India and Pakistan, one film has now be confirmed. While the film is yet untitled, it has been reported that producer-director Sanjay Leela Bhansali, T-Series boss Bhushan Kumar, producer Mahaveer Jain, and filmmaker Abhishek Kapoor will be the makers.
According to several reports, the film is already in the research and development phase about the recent events, which started on February 14, after JeM terrorists bombed the CRPF tanks. In retaliation, the Indian Air Force carried out an attack on the camp in Pakistan, in what is now called the Balakot airstrikes. The film will be reportedly be to salute and pay tribute to the IAF, and a major part of the profits will go to the armed forces welfare fund. Interestingly, it was also revealed that several A-list actors were interested in the film and the cast is currently being finalised.
Earlier, days after the attack, several filmmakers had met with the Indian Cine Motion Pictures Producers’ Association (IMPPA) to confirm film titles. Among the most popular ones were Pulwama: The Deadly Attack, Balakot, Surgical Strike 2.0, and How’s The Josh?, Hindustan Hamara Hai and War Room. Interestingly, two of the headlines are inspired from the Vicky Kaushal-starrer Uri: The Surgical Strike, while one is an indication of a sequel, the second is the popular dialogue from the film.