The film will be a trilingual in Hindi, Tamil and Telugu and it will star prominent names from these industries.
Vivek Oberoi to make film on Balakot airstrikes, will feature Wing Commander Abhinandan’s character
Mumbai - 23 Aug 2019 17:00 IST
Vivek Oberoi will be producing a film based on Balakot airstrikes which were carried out by the Indian Air Force (IAF) on terrorist camps in Pakistan in retaliation to the Pulwama attacks earlier this year.
While sharing the reason to make the film, Oberoi told the daily Bombay Times, “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 [Varthaman], 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.”
The entire episode revolved around Wing Commender Abhinandan Varthaman who was captured by Pakistan and was released later.
The report also mentions that Oberoi already has the necessary permission to go ahead with the film. It will be a trilingual in Hindi, Tamil and Telugu and it will star prominent names from these industries. Along with Abhinandan, the film will also feature the character of Squadron Leader Minty Agarwal.
The political atmosphere in the country was charged up then as there were doubts expressed about the operation itself by parties opposing the government. Oberoi claims that the film will bring truth in front of the people.
“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,” the actor added.