The Indian film industry has produced a number of movies based on the armed forces and their brave operations. Now there are reports that Shah Rukh Khan is planning a film based on a successful mission Operation Khukri by the Indian Army and the Indian Air Force.
Pune Mirror has reported today that Shah Rukh Khan’s production house, Red Chillies Entertainment Private Limited, is working on a project that will be based on Operation Khukri. The team of King Khan’s home production is carrying out extensive research on the operation and working with Azure Entertainment to develop a script for the film.
The film is expected to have a huge budget and will be shot in real locations in Africa. There has, however, been no disclosure on the cast, title and other details of the film. There is also no confirmation on whether Shah Rukh will be playing the lead role in the film or not.
Pune Mirror quotes a source from Red Chillies Entertainment Private Limited saying,
It has been researched extensively and will be mounted on a really large scale. It will be a true depiction of a massive military operation and will celebrate our heroes. The director and cast are being finalized, the film will roll later this year. It will be shot in real locations in Africa with some real armed combat battle scenes.
Operation Khukri was launched in July, 2000 in Sierra Leone, a tropical forest in West Africa under the commandership of Major (nowLt.Col.) Harinder Sood. 223 men, mostly Indian peacekeepers in Africa, were rescued by a team of 120 Special Force operators. The rescue team was airlifted from Delhi for the daring and difficult mission in which there were no casualties or major injuries.
This upcoming film by Shah Rukh Khan’s home production is a salute to the unsung heroes of the Indian Armed Forces who turned this near impossible mission into a huge success.