Shah Rukh Khan to play a soldier in war film based on Operation Khukri. What is Operation Khukri?


This year also, the audience saw Rangoon. It will be shot in real locations in Africa with some real armed combat battle scenes,” a source from Red Chillies Entertainment was quoted in the report. Red Chillies Entertainment’s next film will be based on Indian Army and Indian Air Force’s Operation Khukri in Africa. Shah Rukh Khan will play a fauji in his next home production, just on a bigger scale. 2017-05-08T20:50:44+00:00″>
Updated: May 8, 2017 8:50 pm

Shah Rukh Khant to play a fauji again. The source also added that the team has spent a lot of time in developing the script in association with Azure Entertainment. It seems like making war films is that latest trend in Bollywood. Last year, Akshay Kumar did Airlift that was based on an Indian businessman’s effort to rescue more than 170,000 stranded Indians in Kuwait after Iraq invaded Kuwait in August 1990. It will be a true depiction of a massive military operation and will celebrate our heroes. For all the latest Entertainment News, download Indian Express App now Also Read: Shah Rukh Khan has found Kabhi Haan Kabhi Naa characters in KKR during IPL 2017, see pic
What is Operation Khukri? The team was able to rescue all the peacekeepers. Major (now Lt Col) Harinder Sood led the operation and around 120 IAF officers were flown from Indian to Africa for the same. “It has been researched extensively and will be mounted on a really large scale. It was a mission to rescue around 223 peacekeepers of India who were sent to Sierra Leone by United Nations to help the government there in tackling Revolutionary United Front (RUF), a rebel group. The director and cast are being finalised, the film will roll later this year. Operation Khukri was carried out in a tropical forest in Sierra Leone, West Africa in 2000. Salman Khan-starrer Tubelight is also based on Indo-Sino war. A Mumbai Mirror report suggests that this is among the most expensive projects Shah Rukh’s production house has undertaken.