Actor Vivek Oberoi is confident his upcoming film Balakot – based on the courage of the Indian Air Force officials – will be a source of inspiration for the youth. The project follows the real-life events of the Balakot air strike and the capture and eventual release of IAF Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman in the aftermath of the Pulwama terror attack in Kashmir on February 14 this year. Speaking about it, Vivek said, "I am excited about Abhinandan's biopic. I think the story of Balakot and the story of Indian Air Force needs to be told, as we all are very proud of the Indian Air Force.”
While talking to the media at the second edition of the Mumbai Art Fair 2019 on Friday, Vivek continued, “When a film like Top Gun gets released in America, an entire generation there gets inspired seeing the strength of their Air Force. I feel this is an opportunity for us, and the responsibility is on us, to show the amazing work our Indian Air Force has been doing.”
He added, "We should be proud of what they (Indian Air Force) are doing and I want to tell their story to lakhs of children of our country, so that they get inspired. Whenever they see an army man or pilot or an airman, every kid should salute them from core of their heart. That’s my aim of making this film," added the actor, who played Prime Minister Narendra Modi in a biopic on the Indian premier earlier this year. "A film like this need a lot of research and we are still doing our research before we start shooting,” mentioned Vivek, adding the film is expected to hit productions floors in the end of this year. It is scheduled to release in 2020. It will be shot in various parts of India.