Sanjay Leela Bhansali has apparently agreed to make a film on the Balakot strikes by India, the tentative title of the movie will be Balakot.
According to a report in Mumbai Mirror, a source close to the project has said that the film is currently in its research and development stage. The said film is being co-produced by industry biggies like Sanjay Leela Bhansali and Bhushan Kumar of T-Series and Abhishek Kapoor has been signed on to direct it.
It’s also reported that the casting of the film on the Balakot surgical strike is currently on at the moment and several A-listers have shown interest in being a part of the project. It was earlier reported that several producers had registered titles relating to the Pulwama attack and the Balakot air strikes recently. The titles registered included Balakot, Pulwama: The Deadly Attack, Surgical Strike 2.0 and How’s the Josh?
Tensions have been on the rise between India and Pakistan ever since the terrorist attack on a CRPF convoy that killed 40 soldiers. In retaliation, India carried out airstrikes on alleged terrorist training camps in Pakistan. The war hysteria has risen on both sides of the border and Bollywood was not left untouched. While some stars called for strict action, others have rooted for peace. Meanwhile, one of the predictable fallouts has been the rush to make war-related films, cashing in on the sentiment.
Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s project is probably the biggest one in this regard considering the A-list names associated with it.