Gorkha, Akshay Kumar’s next flick, produced by Aanand L Rai, is based on the biography of Major General Ian Cardozo, a legendary officer of the Indian Army's Gorkha regiment.
Along with Atrangi Re and Raksha Bandhan, actor Akshay Kumar has a lengthy list of projects lined up. Aanand L Rai will produce the actor's latest film, Gorkha, which he revealed recently. Major General Ian Cardozo, a legendary officer of the Indian Army's Gorkha regiment, is the subject of the video.
On Friday, the film's first poster was published, featuring a ferocious Akshay brandishing a curved knife or khukri. However, Manik M Jolly, an ex-Gorkha officer, pointed out a fundamental error in the poster. He clarified that a typical khukri is not the same as the one depicted on the billboard. “Dear @akshaykumar Ji, as an ex-Gorkha officer, my thanks to you for making this movie. However, details matter. Kindly get the Khukri right. The sharp edge is on the other side. It is not a sword. Khukri strikes from the inner side of the blade. Ref pic of Khukri att. Thanks.”
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"Dear Maj Jolly, thank you so much for bringing this up," Akshay replied. We'll film with extreme caution. Gorkha is a source of great pride and honor for me. Any advice on how to make it more realistic would be greatly appreciated."
An error in the billboard for Vicky Kaushal's biography of Field Marshal Sam Manekshaw, Sam Bahaur, had earlier been pointed out by the ex-Gorkha officer. He had written, "Someone who has been clothed inappropriately as demonstrated by coloured graphics." By the way, he's a Gurkha officer. He wore black rank badges rather than golden ones. This is the absolute least that filmmakers can be asked to do. "Perfect the clothes of the famed troops."
Sanjay Puran Singh Chauhan will direct Gorkha.