Sanjay Leela Bhansali announces his next production collaboration with T-series’s Bhushan Kumar, Mahaveer Jain and Pragya Kapoor. Bhansali Production took to social media and made the announcement of their next production venture, based on the Balakot air strike, conducted by the Indian Air Force in February this year.
Bhansali Production’s announcement post reads,
“Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Bhushan Kumar, Mahaveer Jain and Pragya Kapoor come together, to pay tribute to the sons of India and their never-say-die spirit in, National Award-winning director Abhishek Kapoor’s film based on 2019 Balakot airstrike. A story that celebrates the accomplishments of the Indian Air Force,”
They posted the picture with a caption that reads, “A Story that celebrates the accomplishments of the Indian Air Force #2019BalakotStrike”
T Series’ Tweet reads,
A story of grit, determination, and valour, #2019BalakotAirstrike is a tribute to the sons of India! Written & directed by @AbhisheKapoor #2019BalakotStrike @PMOIndia @DefenceMinIndia @IAF_MCC #SanjayLeelaBhansali @itsBhushanKumar #MahaveerJain @prerna982 @bhansali_productions,”
An excited Pragya Kapoor tweeted,
“Excited to announce one of our most ambitious projects #2019BalakotStrike. Can’t wait to bring it to you all.”
The film will be based on The Balakot airstrike incident in Pakistan, which was conducted after a suicide attack on a CRPF convoy in Pulwama on February 26. A day later on February 27, in an airstrike, Pakistan retaliated, causing an Indian warplane to be shot down and its pilot Wing Commander, Abhinandan Varthaman was taken as a prisoner by the Pakistan military before returning him on March 1.
The cast of the film is yet to be announced, the film will be directed and written by National Award-winning director Abhishek Kapoor. This will film mark the second film that will be made on the February 26 air strike towards terror outfits in Balakot, after Vivek Oberoi’s movie, Balakot – The True Story.
SH Sanjay Leela Bhansali to produce a film on Balakot Air Strike. The film to be directed and written by Abhishek Kapoor