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Bollywood To Make Film On “Indian Surgical Strike” on Pakistan

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Mumbai, Sep 19 : The story of India’s surgical strike on terrorist hubs in Pakistan is being made into a Bollywood film produced by Ronnie Screwvala. Actor Vicky Kaushal plays the lead role in the movie titled “Uri“.

RSVP, Screwvala’s creative movie company, made the announcement on Tuesday.

“Today we are a confident, aggressive and new age India – standing up for itself in every way and on the world stage. With this one single military action, we changed the fabric of our border politics forever and that became a watershed moment in our political history. But most importantly, ‘Uri’ is the incredible story of Indians coming together,” Screwvala said.

He said the movie was a “great mix” of being a story that must be told and a story they want to tell.

“Terrorists from Pakistan attacked a military base in Uri in Jammu and Kashmir on September 18, 2016, leaving 19 Indian soldiers dead. Eleven days later, the Indian Army retaliated with a surgical strike, heightening India-Pakistan tensions”.

The project will have an ensemble cast and is being directed by Aditya Dhar.

Dhar said: “This is the story of what happened in those 11 days… It’s an honour and very reassuring to be backed by Ronnie Screwvala and to execute on this vision and what we believe is an engaging and thrilling story inspired by this true life incident.”

“Uri” will go on floor in early 2018 and will release in September 2018, two years after the surgical strike.

Vicky plays the “lead commander in chief who led this operation and led the paratroopers post the Uri attack”, read a statement issued on behalf of the actor.

“Humbled by this opportunity… Super excited,” Vicky tweeted on Tuesday.

He said: “When this film came to me, I was really thrilled because this is one story I feel everyone needs to know. One of the fantastic Army operations the Indian Army has conducted and with great efficiency. I also feel it is a great opportunity and also a responsibility for all of us to portray this story.”

Vicky will undergo some para-military training for a month to bulk up some kilos before starting the shoot. The “Masaan” actor said the role could be his toughest.

This marks the second collaboration between RSVP and Vicky. The banner’s first production, “Love Per Square Foot”, too has Vicky in the lead and is set for a release in April next year.

As of now, Vicky is busy with “Raazi”, in which he is paired with Alia Bhatt. (IANS)

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Glad Indian Movies Gaining Audience in China, Says Vicky Kaushal

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Actor Vicky  Kaushal is glad that his film “Love Per Square Foot” was showcased at the Beijing International Film Festival 2019, and says it is wonderful to see Indian films gain audiences in China.

“It’s wonderful to see Indian films gain audiences in China. ‘Love Per Square Foot’ is a film that’s close to my heart and with its universal theme of the quest for a roof over the head, I’m delighted to hear that it resonated with viewers at the Beijing Film Festival,” Vicky said in a statement.

“Love Per Square Foot”, India’s Netflix Original film, was screened at the Beijing International Film Festival, which ran from April 13 to April 20.

Produced by Anand Tiwari and Amritpal Bindra under their banner Still and Still Media Collective in collaboration with RSVP, the film was showcased under ‘The Belt and Road’. The film also marked the directorial debut of Tiwari. It also features Angira Dhar.

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“Love Per Square Foot” is a light-hearted take on the millennial aspirations of two individuals who come together to fulfil their dream of owning a home in the city of Mumbai.

Tiwari, Co-Founder of Still and Still Media Collective, said: “With ‘Love Per Square Foot’, we created a film that was close to reality and we’re extremely excited that it got to reach a large audience base with its release in China at the Beijing International Film Festival. Our film in its entirety, left the audiences in good spirits at the festival.”

To this, Bindra added: “We are thrilled that our film was showcased in China and was represented along with acclaimed Indian films. Our aim with this film was to truly provide a heart-warming and a family entertainer. As content creators, we strongly believe in offering distinct narratives and quality content that should not be restricted to borders.” (IANS)