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Emraan Hashmi to play IAF officer KC Kuruvilla in Vayusena

The film, based on the life of the retired air commodore, is expected to begin shooting this November.

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After the Netflix series, The Bard Of Blood, and the upcoming thriller, Chehre (2020), with Amitabh Bachchan, actor Emraan Hashmi will be seen as Indian Air Force officer KC Kuruvilla in Vijay Ratnakar Gutte’s Vayusena. The upcoming film is said to follow the officer's journey from the 1970s to the Kargil war.

Gutte confirmed Hashmi's casting and said in a press release, "Emraan hasn’t played a character like this before, and he loves such roles. It was an instant nod from him. It’s a human interest story that starts with the 1971 Indo-Pak war and ends with the Indo-Pak Kargil War of 1999."

"We plan to film at a real airbase, and it’d be great if the authorities allow us to use real fighter planes to present the story correctly and realistically. We are hopeful that the permission will come through soon," he added.

The film is expected to go on floors this November, and will be wrapped up in a start-to-finish schedule.

Vayusena will trace Kuruvilla's journey from a Flying Officer at 26 to being a Vir Chakra awardee due to his heroics in the 1971 Indo-Pak War.