Vivek Oberoi to produce film about Balakot air strike

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After ‘PM Narendra Modi’ (2019), Vivek Oberoi is planning another political film as a producer. The subject of the film will be the recent Balakot air strike and the capture and release of Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman.

According to a report in Deccan Chronicle, the film will be titled ‘Balakot – The True Story’ and will be released in Hindi, Tamil and Telugu. “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,” Oberoi said.

“I followed everything in the news, right from the attack in Pulwama to the air strike. 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 (Indian Air Force) for trusting us with this story and we hope to do justice to it,” he said, adding that the narrative will be established by consulting with the witnesses of these events.

The shooting will take place at the end of 2019 in Jammu and Kashmir, Delhi and Agra. The cast and director will be finalised soon.

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