Actor-producer Ajay Devgn is all set to announce a film based on the tensions between Indian soldiers and Chinese troops in Ladakh’s Galwan Valley, IANS has reported.
According to the film’s description, it will narrate the “story of the sacrifice of 20 Indian army men who fought the Chinese army”.
While it is not clear if Devgn will star in the film, the film will be co-produced by Ajay Devgn Films and Select Media Holdings LLP. The cast and other crew are also yet to be announced.
On June 15, in an armed conflict between the two nuclear-armed neighbours, at least 20 Indian soldiers were killed in the Galwan Valley in Ladakh after a “violent face-off” with Chinese troops ensued.
Propaganda films are becoming the new thing in Bollywood. Film portal Film Companion, in a recent article, had noted: “A different kind of romance has taken over Bollywood—the love for the nation. The most prominent genres today are the historical, the sports drama and the espionage thriller, all excellent platforms for showcasing national love. One of the biggest releases this year is the film 83, about India’s triumph at the cricket world cup. The historical Tanhaji (also starring Devgn), which released earlier this year, earned over Rs 200 crore at the box office. In 2018, the biggest hit was the historical Padmavat and in 2019, the biggest hits were the spy flick War about a national traitor, and Uri, about India’s “surgical strike” in 2016.”
Meanwhile, soon after the news was announced Twitter hit gold. Several users also joked how Devgn beat Akshay Kumar in making this nationalist film.
Meanwhile, coming up for Devgn soon is Bhuj: The Pride of India. The film also stars Sanjay Dutt, Sonakshi Sinha, Ammy Virk, and Sharad Kelkar and is written and directed by Abhishek Dudhaiya. The film is slated to premiere digitally on soon.