Ajay Devgn set to headline patriotic drama Bhuj: The Pride of India

Fresh from the humongous success of his recent release Total Dhamaal (2019), superstar Ajay Devgn has now given his nod to a new film. Titled Bhuj: The Pride of India, the patriotic drama will be bankrolled by T-Series and Select Media Holdings LLP.

The movie is based on one of India’s most fascinating war-related stories. Ajay, who has previously done many patriotic films, has come onboard to essay the role of Squadron Leader Vijay Karnik.

For those who do not know much about the Squadron Leader, Karnik was in charge of the Bhuj airport during the 1971 Indo-Pak war. It was Karnik and his team that reconstructed the destroyed Indian Air Force airstrip at Bhuj in Gujarat with the help of the local women.

Talking about his new venture, T-Series Films’ Bhushan Kumar said, “This courageous tale needs to be told because we want this and the coming generation to know about this brave soldier, Squadron Leader Vijay Karnik, who played a significant role in India’s victory in the 1971 war. No one but him was heroic enough to take this bold step to involve civilians in a war. Also, who better than Ajay Devgn for the role of Vijay Karnik. We are working with him currently in De De Pyaar De and Taanaji and we are glad he is on board for this film too.”

Abhishek Dudhaiya will be writing and directing the film.