Ajay Devgn’s upcoming film, Bhuj: The Pride of India, has actors Sanjay Dutt and Parineeti Chopra in the cast. The film will also star Sonakshi Sinha, Rana Daggubati and Ammy Virk, reports Hindustan Times.
Parineeti took to Twitter to make the announcement. ‘The most special true story ever,’ she wrote in her tweet. She has previously worked with Ajay in Golmaal Again.
Parineeti plays ‘femme fatale’ Heena Rehman while Ajay plays Squadron Leader Vijay Karnik in the film. Sonakshi plays social worker Sunderben Jetha Madharparya, Sanjay plays civilian Ranchordas Svabhai Ravari, Rana plays a lieutenant colonel from the Madras regiment and Ammy plays a fighter pilot.
The film will be helmed by Abhishek Dudhaiya and will be based on real life events during Indo-Pak war of 1971. Bhushan Kumar, who is bankrolling the upcoming film, also took to his Twitter handle to welcome Ajay aboard.
Reportedly, Karnik was in-charge of the Bhuj airbase during the 1971 war, which remained operational despite facing heavy bombing from Pakistan. He was accompanied by 50 air force and 60 defense security personnel at the airbase. Karnik and his team rebuilt the destroyed Indian Air Force airstrip at Bhuj, Gujarat with the help of local women. The team convinced around 300 women from a nearby village to help them reconstruct the airstrip so that a flight carrying Indian Army officers could land safely.