South superstar Vijay Deverakonda is all set to make his Bollywood debut with Abhishek Kapoor’s upcoming film based on Balakot airstrike. Deverakonda is likely to play the role of Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman who was under Pakistan’s captive for 60 hours, as per a report by Pinkvilla.
“The untitled project on Balakot Air Strike will mostly be South superstar Vijay Deverakonda‘s big Bollywood debut. While his next film Fighter will be dubbed in Hindi and given a pan-India release, Abhishek’s directorial will be his full-fledged Hindi feature. He will play the role of Wing Commander and national hero Abhinandan Varthaman who was kept captive in Pakistan for 60 hours following the India-Pakistan standoff. When Vijay was offered the project, he expressed his interest in it. While he still has not signed on the dotted line, the COVID-19 outbreak delayed things further. Right now, the team has no clue of when to bring the film on floors,” a source revealed to Pinkvilla.
Previous year Abhishek Kapoor had announced to collaborate with T-Series and Sanjay Leela Bhansali to make a film on Pulwama attack in February where total 40 CRPF personnel were killed. The upcoming film is supposedly up to portray the same attack, the Balakot air strike by IAF and pilot Abhinandan Varthaman’s 60 hours captive in Pakistan.