Abhishek Kapoor to direct film on 2019 Balakot airstrike
This project will be produced by Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Bhushan Kumar, Mahaveer Jain, and Pragya Kapoor.
Director Abishek Kapoor, known for films like Rock On and Kai Po Che, will next be helming a film based on the 2019 Balakot airstrikes. This project will be produced by Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Bhushan Kumar, Mahaveer Jain, and Pragya Kapoor.
The yet-to-be-titled film will focus on the Indian Air Force's strike following the Pulwama attack in which 40 CRPF personnel were killed. As a consequence, Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman was held captive for three days. This project is being planned as a pan-Indian film, which will be produced on a significant budget.
In a statement, Abhishek said, "To be entrusted with one of India's bravest stories is an honour for me. I remember the emotions that ran through the entire country when the strike was carried out. I am determined to do justice to this story in my endeavour to bring it to the silver screen." Bhansali added that the film is a tribute from him to the officers who work for the country.