Bollywood star Ajay Devgn is geared up to portray Squadron Leader Vijay Karnik in an upcoming film titled ‘Bhuj: The Pride of India’.
Taran Adarsh, Indian film critic and trade analyst took to his Twitter account to share the news.
He tweeted, “Ajay Devgn in #BhujThePrideOfIndia… Will essay the role of Squadron Leader Vijay Karnik, in charge of Bhuj airport during the 1971 Indo-Pak war… Directed by Abhishek Dudhaiya… Produced by Ginny Khanuja, Vajir Singh, Bhushan Kumar, Krishan Kumar and Abhishek Dudhaiya.”
The film will be directed by Abhishek Dudhaiya and will be plotted on real-life events during the Indo-Pak war of 1971.
Bhushan Kumar, who is producing the upcoming film, also made the announcement on his Twitter handle to welcome Ajay aboard.
Bhushan wrote, “Collaborating with @ajaydevgn once again, for #BhujThePrideOfIndia, based on Squadron Leader Vijay Karnik. The film will be directed by #AbhishekDudhaiya @TSeries #KrishanKumar #SelectMediaHoldingsLLP #GinnyKhanuja @vajir.”
As per the latest Bollywood updates, Vijay Karnik was in-charge of the Bhuj airbase at the time of 1971 war, which remained operational despite facing heavy bombing from Pakistan.
At the airbase, he was accompanied by 50 air force and 60 defence security personnel.
Karnik and his team, with the help of local women, rebuilt the Indian Air Force airstrip at Bhuj, Gujarat. The team reassured about 300 women from a nearby village to help in the reconstruction of the airstrip so that a flight carrying Indian Army officers could land safely.Previously, Ajay has given some breakthrough performances by mastering the cop act in multiple films. He has done cop roles in films like ‘Singham’ series and an army man in ‘Zameen’, among several other movies.
Though, this is the first time when he’ll be playing an Indian Air Force officer.
On the work front, other than ‘Bhuj: The Pride of India’, Ajay will also feature in ‘De De Pyaar De’, ‘Taanaji: The Unsung Warrior’, and SS Rajamouli’s ‘RRR’.