Vicky Kaushal's URI: The Surgical Strike, based on the covert operation carried out by the Indian Army to avenge the attack on URI, created a record at the box office. Now, post the surgical strike 2 carried out in Balakot, filmmakers are keen on making a film on this mission and on IAF Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman. The officer was captured by the Pakistani Army after ejecting in hostile territory post a dog fight with Pakistani fighters. While he has now been released by Pakistani authorities, the Indian film industry is again showing interest in his story.
While there are stories about Uri director, Aditya Dhar along with Sanjay Leela Bhansali, planning a film on the Balakot airstrike, some of the leading men have also shown interest in fronting Abhinandan’s story.
Recently, John Abraham at the trailer launch of RAW said that he'll be happy to play wing commander Abhinandan Varthaman. Now, we have Akshay Kumar echoing the same. During the promotional interview of his film Kesari, Akshay said that nobody has offered him the role yet, but if he is given the chance, he'll readily accept. "No one has come to offer me Abhinandan’s role as of now, but if I will get the opportunity to play his character on screen then definitely, I would love to do that role. Abhinandan is a brave officer who had showed his bravery in enemy country. His bravery, dignity and poise have made us all proud. So if I will get a chance to play his role, I will sign that film .”We await official confirmations from the makers, but we know, the wait won't be too long.