OOP Digital Desk: Superstar Shah Rukh Khan is all set to produce the biggest war film in the Hindi film industry, according to information disclosed to the media by his company Red Chillies Entertainment. The Red Chillies team is already occupied with the new project and pre-production work will begin soon. The yet unnamed film will be jointly produced with Azure Entertainment.
The film is based on Operation Khukri, the Indian Armed Forces mission in Sierra Leone that took place in 2000. The film will salute the bravery shown by the Indian Army and Indian Air Force (IAF) in one of the toughest missions ever undertaken by them. Shah Rukh Khan is reportedly leaving no stones unturned to make it the grandest war film in Bollywood.
The production team is about to finalise the director and the cast for the project. Filming is expected to begin later this year. It’s not known whether Shah Rukh Khan will be a part of the project. Fan expectations are running high and they want to see the superstar in the film.
Sources from Red Chillies revealed that the film has been extensively researched and would be mounted on a fitting scale. It will be an almost real-life depiction of the massive military operation carried out by the Indian Armed Forces. The film will be shot in Africa and will feature real armed combat scenes.
Operation Khukri was launched 17 years ago in a tropical forest of Sierra Leone in western Africa. It was a multinational UN Assistance Mission in Sierra Leone (UNAMSIL) and involved India, Britain, Nigeria and Ghana. The mission was led by lieutenant colonel Harinder Sood (then a major) where a 120-member IAF contingent was airlifted from New Delhi to rescue 223 Indian peacekeepers held hostage by the Revolutionary United Front. Only one casualty was reported in the entire operation.
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