After the brilliant run of films like ‘Uri : The Surgical Strikes’ and ‘Kesari’ at the box-office, filmmakers in Bollywood are reportedly working on 8 films on the armed forces to encash the audience mood.
Director Abhishek Kapoor, known for directing films like ‘Rock On!!’, ‘Kai Po Che’ and ‘Kedarnath’ among others, will be directing a film based on Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman, who spent around 60 hours in Pakistan after his MiG-21 Bison jet was shot down in a dogfight with Pakistani jets on February 27.
Varthaman was released on the night of March 1 by Pakistan.
Bhuj: Pride of India is the other film which will show the significance of the Bhuj airport during the 1971 India-Pakistan war. The film stars big name like Ajay Devgn, Sanjay Dutt, Sonakshi Sinha and Punjabi singer-actor Ammy Virk.
Jhanvi Kapoor has already started preparing for the role IAF pilot, Gunjan Saxena. Popularly known as ‘Kargil Girl’, Gunjan evacuated her fellow injured soldiers from Kargil in 1999. The film will be directed by Sharan Sharma.
A biopic on Kargil martyr Vikram Batra is one of the most awaited films of 2019. Actor Sidharth Malhotra is playing the role of Kargil martyr Vikram Batra in the latter’s biopic. Captain Batra sacrificed his life during the Kargil War in 1999.
Meghna Gulzar, who is currently directing Deepika Padukone in ‘Chhapaak’, will also be directing a film based on the life of Field Marshal Sam Manekshaw. Sam Manekshaw was the first Indian Army officer to be promoted to the rank of Field Marshal.
Films on the British-Indian soldier, Gabbar Singh Negi, Arun Khetarpal, one of the youngest recipients of a posthumous Paramvir Chakra in the 1971 war, Jaswant Singh Rawat, a martyr of the Indo-Sino war of 1962, are also in the pipeline and are expected to hit big screens soon.