After starring as Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his biopic earlier this year, Vivek Oberoi bagged the rights to make a film on Balakot airstrike. The actor is all set to back the project to salute the bravery of the Indian Air Force (IAF). After the Pulwama Attacks, the IAF carried out airstrikes which led to capture of Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman. The film will go on the floor later this year and will be shot in Jammu & Kashmir, Delhi, and Agra.
Taking up the subject of the Balakot Attack, Vivek Oberoi is making a trilingual feature film in Hindi, Tamil, and Telugu depicting the true facts, story and bravery of the Indian Air Force and their quick thinking, strategic planning with a strong political willingness. To ensure that the makers will take help of the team who witnessed the true events that happened.
Vivek Oberoi shared, “As a proud Indian, a patriot and a member of the film fraternity, it’s my duty to highlight what our armed forces are truly capable of. This film is a powerful tool to underline the achievements of brave officers like Abhinandan, who went behind enemy lines and did what makes every Indian proud of them. The Balakot airstrike was one of the most well-planned attacks by the IAF. I followed everything in the news, right from the attack in Pulwama to the airstrike. There was a lot that 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.”
It will encapsulate a string of events that took place starting with the attack in Pulwama where 40 jawans were martyred, followed by India’s well documented air-strike behind the enemy lines in Balakot. As a result of this, the Indian Air force foiled off an attack by Pakistan on Indian soil but the bravery of Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman ensured that Pakistan’s plans were foiled. In the process, he ended up being in the enemy territory, but with the ingenious strategy of Indian Government and Indian Air Force, Wing Commander Abhinandan was released quickly and safely.
The film will unfold a gripping story of events including the release of Wing Commander Abhinandan, Squadron leader Minty Agarwal and many unknown heroes of Indian Air Force. Amongst all these speculations and presumptions as to what had actually happened.