Sriram Raghavan's next a biopic on Arun Khetarpal's life
The director's last film was Varun Dhawan-starrer Badlapur
Filmmaker Sriram Raghavan is all set to direct a biopic on the life of Arun Khetarpal, second lieutenant of the Indian army and a posthumous recipient of the Param Vir Chakra.
Tentatively titled Arun, the biopic will be produced under Dinesh Vijan's Maddock Films. Arun died aged 21, during the Indo Pakistan war of 1971.
While Raghavan will be directing the film, writer Ritesh Shah of Pink fame will be penning the script. "When I heard the story of Arun Khetarapal, I was inspired. He is the youngest recipient of the Param Vir Chakra. What he did and the kind of life he lived was absolutely exemplary and unbelievable," says producer Dinesh.
The script of the film is likely to be finalised in the coming weeks, post which the casting process will begin. The film is expected to go on floors in May or June next year. Arun will be the second collaboration between Raghavan and Dinesh post the Varun Dhawan-starrer Badlapur.