It was reported yesterday that Ajay Devgn is all set to play a squadron leader in his next film, Bhuj: The Pride of India. The movie will be produced by T-Series and Select Media Holdings LLP. Now we now the FULL cast of the film. Parineeti Chopra, Sonakshi Sinha, Rana Daggubati, Sanjay Dutt, Ammy Virk have been roped in to play KEY parts in the film.Sanjay Dutt will play Ranchordas Svabhai Ravari who guided the army to help win war by decoding footprints. Sonakshi Sinha will play Sunderben Jetha Madharparya, a social worker and a farmer activist who convinced the other 299 women to help build the runway. Rana Daggubati plays a colonel and Parineeti Chopra will be seen essaying the role of an Indian spy Heena Rehman. Ammy Virk will play a fighter pilot.
Written-directed by Abhishek Dudhaiya, the film will be produced by Ginny Khanuja, Vajir Singh, Bhushan Kumar, Krishan Kumar and Abhishek Dudhaiya.
The movie is based on a true incident and is one of India’s most fascinating war-related stories. Devgn will be essaying the role of Squadron Leader Vijay Karnik, who was in charge of the Bhuj airport during the 1971 Indo-Pak war. It was Karnik and his team, with the help of the local women, who reconstructed the destroyed Indian Air Force airstrip at Bhuj in Gujarat, in what could be termed as India’s ‘Pearl Harbour’ moment.