While the past few years saw a lull in his career, Emraan Hashmi is back with a bang and has some interesting projects lined up. The actor recently wrapped up his next Chehre, in which he will be seen sharing screen space with Amitabh Bachchan and he has now signed a new film. Emraan will be playing the role of Retd Air Commodore Kariyadil Cheriyan Kuruvilla in Vijay Ratnakar Gutte’s Vayusena.
Confirming the reports, Gutte said that Emraan gave a green signal as soon as he heard the script. He stated that it’s a ‘human interest story; that begins with the 1971 Indo-Pak War and ends with the Kargil War.
To make the film look authentic, the makers want to shoot at an actual airbase and have already written to the government seeking permission to do the same. With the government being so particular about national security, we doubt they will get the permission but we will have to wait and watch to know the final decision.
Kuruvilla, who was a Flying Officer during the 1971 war, served with a Fighter Bomber Squadron in the Western Sector. On December 4, he carried out a strike mission over Chander airfield and successfully attacked Pak’s aircraft on ground and airfield installations. On December 5, he flew another strike mission over Chishtian Mandi and scored a direct hit on the engine of a train, causing heavy damage, despite intensive anti-craft fire.
On December 6, 1971, he undertook a strike mission over the Dera Baba Nanak area and attacked enemy tank concentrations. During this attack, while making a second pass over the target, his aircraft was hit by the enemy’s anti-aircraft fire and it crashed. However, he survived to tell the tale. He was in service during the Kargil War as well and played a crucial role.
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