Nikhil Dwivedi's next production titled 1971
Based on the 1971 Indo-Pakistan war and the liberation of Bangladesh, Nikhil said the aim is to showcase a "real war film"
Actor-producer Nikhil Dwivedi has announced his next home production, 1971, which is based on the Indo-Pakistan war of 1971 and the liberation of Bangladesh.
Nikhil, who has previously produced films such as Veere Di Wedding and Dabangg 3, said the aim behind 1971 is to showcase a "real war film" to the audience.
"We plan to show the event as is, right from a historian's textbook to celluloid. My attempt would be to make it as real and authentic as possible, without any jingoism. We want to design it as per international standards," Dwivedi said in a statement.
The film will also focus on Indira Gandhi, the then Prime Minister of India and Sam Maneckshaw, who was the Chief of the Army staff during the war.
"1971 will show how both of them worked in complete sync to lead India to one of the most emphatic victories in the post-modern world. It was as much as a political and diplomatic war as it was one fought by the armed forces," Dwivedi added.
The makers are currently finalising the cast for the film, post which the war drama will hit the floors.