Bollywood actor Ajay Devgn is once again set to play a big role as he will be seen donning Indian Air Force uniform to woo the audience at the best scene. He will be playing IAF Wing Leader (retired) Vijay Karnik in a film captioned Bhuj: The Pride Of India, written and directed by Abhishek Dudhaiya, it is a war movie based on Indo-Pak war of 1971.
Earlier Squadron Leader, Vijay Karnik was at the helm of the Bhuj airbase in Gujarat during the Indo-Pak war of 1971. He along with 50 Air Force and 60 DSC personnel survived heavy bombing from Pakistan in order to keep the Bhuj airbase operational during the war.
Talking more about the film, Bhushan Kumar told leading daily, “This courageous tale needs to be told because we want the current 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.
Collaborating with @ajaydevgn once again, for #BhujThePrideOfIndia, based on Squadron Leader Vijay Karnik. The film will be directed by #AbhishekDudhaiya @TSeries #KrishanKumar #SelectMediaHoldingsLLP #GinnyKhanuja @vajir
— Bhushan Kumar (@itsBhushanKumar) March 19, 2019
He was heroic enough to take this bold step of involving 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 that he is on board for this film, too.”
At that time, Bhuj airbase on the western border was only meant to be used during the active war. The attacks started on December 3 and by 9, a total of 136 bombs had been dropped on to the airfield and in the process, close to 64 bombs landed on a single night of December 8 and 9, reducing everything surrounded by into debris.
Vijay Karnik is excited to know that Ajay Devgn will be portraying him on the big screen. Giving some insight about war, he said, “We were fighting a war and if there had been any casualties of any of these women, it would have been a great loss. But I took the decision and it worked out. I had briefed them where they could take shelter if attacked and they followed it bravely. Also, I could only see Ajay Devgn essaying my character and I’m glad that he’s on board.”