Ajay Devgn’s Bhuj: The Pride Of India set to premiere on August 15
Ajay Devgn (Photo credit: STRDEL/AFP via Getty Images)
By: Mohnish Singh
It has been close to a year since Disney+ Hotstar announced the titles of the films it had acquired for a direct-to-digital premiere on the streaming service. While such films as Dil Bechara, Lootcase, Khuda Haafiz, Sadak 2, and Laxmii have already premiered on the streamer, all eyes are now set on Bhuj: The Pride Of India, starring superstar Ajay Devgn in the lead role. It will be the final film of the line-up that Disney+ Hotstar had announced last year.
Produced by Bhushan Kumar, Bhuj: The Pride Of India is a war drama, set during the Indo-Pakistani War of 1971. Devgn plays IAF Squadron Leader Vijay Karnik, the then in-charge of the Bhuj airport who, with his team, reconstructed the IAF airbase with the help of 300 women from a local village.
The latest we hear that the makers and Disney+ Hotstar are planning to drop the film on 15th August, 2021, on the occasion of India’s Independence Day. A source in the know tells a publication, “The producers and Disney+ Hotstar team have decided to release Bhuj: The Pride Of India on Independence Day 2021. They feel that this is an apt time to bring this film to the audiences as it deals with a fascinating chapter of Indian history. The makers are hoping that the patriotic flavour and Ajay Devgn’s presence would surely get them record streams.”
In addition to Ajay Devgn, Bhuj: The Pride Of India also stars Sanjay Dutt, Sonakshi Sinha, Sharad Kelkar, Pranitha Subhash, Nora Fatehi, and Ammy Virk in significant characters. Television director Abhishek Dudhaiya is making his feature film debut with the upcoming film. T-Series Films has produced the highly anticipated film in collaboration with Select Media Holdings LLP.
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