T-Series and Select Media Holdings LLP have joined hands to create a tale that must be told. And the one who they have got on board is the ever dependable Singham, Ajay Devgn.
The ‘Singham’ of Bollywood himself announced this news on his social media platform. He tweeted:
1971. Squadron Leader Vijay Karnik & team. 300 Brave Women. Reconstruction of a wrecked Indian Air Force airstrip. 'Bhuj- The Pride Of India' pic.twitter.com/HZYxPOn0Du
— Ajay Devgn (@ajaydevgn) March 19, 2019
Ajay’s next project is ‘Bhuj: The Pride of India’. The movie is based on a true incident and is one of India’s most fascinating war-related stories. Devgn will be essaying the role of Squadron Leader Vijay Karnik, who was in charge of the Bhuj airport during the 1971 Indo-Pak war. It was Karnik and his team, with the help of the local women, who reconstructed the destroyed Indian Air Force airstrip at Bhuj in Gujarat, in what could be termed as India’s ‘Pearl Harbour’ moment.
The airstrip had been wrecked in air strikes that saw Pakistan drop napalm bombs on it. Karnik took a bold step to convince 300 fearless women from a nearby village to rebuild the airstrip so that a flight carrying Indian Army officers could land safely. Karnik, along with two other officers, 50 Air Force soldiers, and 60 Defence Security Corps personnel, did a great job of keeping the airbase operational despite heavy Pakistani bombing.
‘Bhuj: The Pride of India’, a Gulshan Kumar presentation along with T-Series and Select Media Holdings LLP, jointly celebrate the courage of Karnik and his team. Written-directed by Abhishek Dudhaiya, the film will be produced by Ginny Khanuja, Vajir Singh, Bhushan Kumar, Krishan Kumar, and Abhishek Dudhaiya.