Bollywood actor Vivek Oberoi, who last played Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in a film, will now produce a movie on the botched Balakot strike by the Indian Air Force (IAF), reported The Guardian.
The film, titled Balakota, is about the air strikes as well as the capture and subsequent release, after the attack in the occupied Kashmir, Pulwama region on February 14 of the IAF Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman.
The film is claimed as a’ real tale’ of the specific instance and appears to be another cheap gimmick to cash in on the ultra-nationalist right-wing agenda that has swept India since the rise to power of Narendra Modi.
The film will be shot in Hindi and Tamil and Telegu’s regional languages. It is reported that actors from the various film industries also play crucial roles in the propaganda film.
“A day before Independence Day, I am pleased to obtain the required approval from the IAF. Hollywood filmmakers applaud their military, intelligence, industry, and leadership forces. Why should Indian filmmakers refuse to do that for India?” Vivek communicated with the Indian media in a declaration.
This year, the film will be on the ground and is anticipated to be released in 2020. In the background of occupied Indian Kashmir, Delhi, and Agra, it will be fired.