Vivek Oberoi to make movie on Balakot airstrikes and Wing Commander Abhinandan

The Hush Post | 5:40 pm | One-minute read

Bollywood actor Vivek Oberoi will now produce a movie based on the Balakot airstrikes carried out by Indian Air Force. The actor recently played the role of Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his biopic.

According to the reports, the movie will be titled as ‘Balakot’ which will be based on the airstrikes and the capturing of IAF Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman.

The actor reportedly said, “As a proud Indian, a patriot, and a member of the film fraternity, it is my duty to highlight what our armed forces are truly capable of. In the form of a trilingual, the film is a powerful tool to underline the achievements of brave officers like Wing Commander Abhinandan, who went behind the enemy lines and did what makes every Indian proud of them.”

Further, he said, “I am delighted to receive requisite permission from the IAF a day before Independence Day. There was a lot which was speculated and spoken about back then; this film will put all of that to rest, once and for all. I thank the IAF for trusting us with this story and we hope to do justice to it.”

The movie will be shot in Hindi, Tamil, and Telugu. Apart from Vir Chakra recipient Wing Commander Abhinandan, the movie will feature Squadron leader Minty Agarwal, who guided the IAF’s interception mission to stop Pakistan air force’s fighter jets. She became the first woman officer to receive the Yudh Seva Medal.

The shoot of the movie will start this year and it is expected to release in the year 2020.

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