New Delhi | Jagran Entertainment Desk: Bhuj: The Pride of India’s teaser was released on Sunday July 11. Ajay Devgn, Sonakshi Sinha and Sanjay Dutt starrer film that also features Punjabi superstar Ammy Virk and the face of Morrocan talent in Mumbai, Nora Fatehi, will release on Disney + Hotstar ahead of independence day on August 13.

The film’s first teaser, a little over thirty seconds in duration, hints about extraordinary volumes of entertainment laced with patriotism surrounding the events of 1971 Indo-Pak war and the first-ever nuclear tests that India conducted back then in the Bhuj district of Gujarat.

Watch | Bhuj: The Pride of India teaser

Bhuj: The Pride of India is a film by director Abhishek Dudhaiya, which is set during India-Pakistan war of 1972 that finally led to the liberation of East Pakistan as present-day Bangladesh. According to initial reports, the film depicts the story of Indian Air Force's Squadron Leader Vijay Karnik, the then-incharge of Bhuj airport who along with 300 local women reconstructed the Indian Air Force airbase during the 1971 war. The film also features Sharad Kelkar and Pranita Subhash.

As per a report in Hindustan Times, the film was 90 per cent complete in March 2020, just when the nationwide lockdown to control the spread of COVID-19 was put in place for the first time. The final schedule of the film was completed by the makers in March 2021.

Talking about the film, Bhushan Kumar told a 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. 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."

Posted By: Mukul Sharma