Ajay Devgn, who impressed us with his power-packed performance as the upright cop Singham, is now all set to play an Indian Air Force officer in his next.
If reports are to be believed, then Ajay has signed a film titled Bhuj: The Pride Of India and he will playing the role of Squadron Leader Vijay Karnik, who was in charge of the Bhuj Airport during the 1971 Indo-Pak war.
The airstrip of the airport got destroyed as Pakistan dropped bombs on it and it was Karnik, who convinced 300 fearless women from a nearby village to rebuild the airstrip so that flights carrying IAF officers could land safely. Karnik along with two other officers and 50 IAF and 60 Defence Security Corps personnel kept the airbase operational. The film will be directed by Abhishek Dudhaiya, who has also written the script.
The film is being co-produced by by T-series and Select Media Holdings LLP. Confirming the reports, producer Bhushan Kumar said, “This courageous tale needs to be told because we want this and the coming generation to know about this brave soldier, Squadron Leader Vijay Karnik, who played a significant role in India’s victory in the 1971 war. No one but him was heroic enough to take this bold step to involve civilians in a war.”
Remembering the incident, Squadron Leader Vijay Karnik said, “We were fighting a war and if there had been any casualties of any of these women, it would have been a great loss to the war effort. But I took the decision and it worked out. I had briefed them where they could take shelter if attacked and they followed it bravely. Also, I could only and only see Ajay Devgn essaying my character and I’m glad he’s on board.”
Producer Ginny Khanuja of Select Media Holdings LLP added, “This has never had happened before, and by doing this, Mr Karnik has made history to be remembered forever. I feel blessed today to announce that we are going to bring this tale of this real hero to celluloid.”
Ajay is doing two more films with Bhushan, De De Pyaar De and Taanaji: The Unsung Warrior.
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