Bhansali, Bhushan Kumar, Mahaveer Jain to reportedly collaborate on a film based on Balakot air strike; Abhishek Kapoor to direct


Filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali, T-Series Chief Bhushan Kumar, producer Mahaveer Jain and director Abhishek Kapoor will collaborate on a film based on the air strikes on Jaish-e-Mohammad terror camps in Pakistan’s Balakot, a leading daily reports. The film is being developed at the moment and is expected to begin filming by the middle of 2019.

Sources told the daily that the film is a tribute to the Indian Air Force by the makers while profits earned from the project will be handed over to the armed forces welfare fund. “This project is our small way of saluting our armed forces and their families. Several A-list actors have shown interest in the film,” a source was quoted as saying by the daily.

[caption id="attachment_213259" align="aligncenter" width="670"] File photo of Sanjay Leela Bhansali[/caption]


Recommended Read: Pulwama: The Terror Attack to Surgical Strikes 2.0, production houses make a beeline to reserve film titles on Balakot air strikes

Several film and TV serial makers have approached the Indian Motion Pictures Producers’ Association (IMPPA) to register titles for the film such as Balakot, Pulwama: The Deadly Attack, Surgical Strike 2.0, War Room, Hindustan Hamara Hai, and How’s The Josh?

Abhishek Kapoor, who last directed Sara Ali Khan and Sushant Singh Rajput in Kedarnath, will direct the film as per sources.

[caption id="attachment_219184" align="aligncenter" width="647"] File photo of Abhishek Kapoor[/caption]

“It will be our tribute to the nation. After the gutless terror attack in Pulwama, the IAF surgical strike at Balakot was a wellplanned, 100 per cent successful operation which hit the enemy targets with precision. It is an honour to bring this story on the big screen so that we, as Indians, can revel in our national pride,” the source added.

In response to the brutal terror attack in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama by a Jaish-e-Mohammad suicide bomber in which 40 CRPF personnel were killed, the Indian Air Force carried out strikes in Khyber Pakhtunwa’s Balakot where the Jaish terror camp was located.