For everyone who thought only Akshay Kumar could showcase his patriotism on the celluloid, its time to witness Shahrukh Khan in the role of a soldier again.
After Main Hoon Na (2004), Veer-Zara (2004) and Jab Tak Hai Jaan (2012), SRK is all set to don the role one more time and bring the fascinating and flabbergasting Operation Khukri on the silver screen.
Although, there’s no comfirmation from the actor yet, this is what the reports suggest. The film will be produced by his own production house, Red Chillies.
“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 finalised, the film will roll later this year. It will be shot in real locations in Africa with some real armed combat battle scenes,” a source from Red Chillies Entertainment was quoted in the report. The source also added that the team has spent a lot of time in developing the script in association with Azure Entertainment.
What is Operation Khukri?
Operation Khukri was carried out in a tropical forest in Sierra Leone, West Africa in 2000. It was a mission to rescue around 223 peacekeepers of India who were sent to Sierra Leone by United Nations to help the government there in tackling Revolutionary United Front (RUF), a rebel group. Major (now Lt Col) Harinder Sood led the operation and around 120 IAF officers were flown from Indian to Africa for the same. The team was able to rescue all the peacekeepers.
With whatever we can read so far, this could truly be a game-changer in every sense of the term.