Ajay Devgn’s much-awaited look from Bhuj: The Pride Of India has finally been revealed. Ajay will play the role of Squadron Leader, Vijay Karnik, Indian Air Force in the film. The director of the film, Abhishek Dudhaiya, took to Twitter to share the first look as a New Year surprise for the audiences. He also announced that the film will hit the theatres on the Independence Day weekend, 14th August 2020.
“ It’s a privilege to present Ajay Devgn sir’s first look as Sq. Ld. Vijay Karnik from my upcoming directorial film #BhujthePrideofIndia. #14August2020,” Abhishek captioned the photo.
Ajay Devgn is playing the role of Indian Air Force officer, Squadron Leader Vijay Karnik, who was in charge of the Bhuj Airbase during the 1971 Indo-Pak war. The base remained operational despite facing heavy bombing from Pakistan. He was accompanied by 60 defence security corps personnel and 50 air force at the airbase. During the 1971 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. Reportedly this the first time Ajay will be seen playing an Air Force Officer on screen and we must say, that the first look is certainly impressive.
Th film also stars Sanjay Dutt in a pivotal role, where he will be seen playing Ranchordas Svabhai Ravari ‘Pagi’, who guided the army and helped them win the war by decoding footprints. Sonakshi Sinha in the film will be seen playing Sunderben Jetha Madharparya, a social worker and a farmer activist, who convinced other women to help build the runway. Rana Daggubati in the film is playing a Madras Regiment Lt. Colonel, while Parineeti Chopra will be essaying the role of femme fatale Heena Rehman, an Indian spy based in Lahore and Ammy Virk will be seen playing a fighter pilot in the film.
The film is being co-produced by T-series and Select Media Holdings LLP, which will release on August 14, 2020.