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Vicky Kaushal to star in Uri, a film on the surgical strike post Uri terror attack

Vicky Kaushal will be a part of new film being made on the surgical strike conducted in POK by the Indian army last year.

bollywood Updated: Sep 19, 2017 19:08 IST
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Vicky Kaushal will play the army officer leading the surgical strike in the film.

Producer Ronnie Screwvala is all set to make a film on Indian army’s surgical strike in Pakistan occupied Kashmir that was carried out after the September 2016 Uri terror attacks. Titled Uri, the film will go on floors early next year and will star Vicky Kaushal.

The movie will be directed by debutante director Aditya Dhar. While the rest of the cast is yet to be locked, Vicky plays an army officer in the movie.

Speaking about the movie Vicky said in a press statement, “When this film came to me and we had this discussion. I was really thrilled and kicked about it because this is one story that I feel that everyone needs to know. One of the fantastic army operations that the Indian army has conducted and with great efficiency. I also feel it is a great opportunity and also a responsibility for all of us to portray this story.”

Vicky plays the lead commander-in-chief who led this operation of the surgical strike and led the group of paratroopers post the Uri attack. For this part, Vicky will be undergoing paramilitary training for a month to bulk up some kilos before starting the shoot of the film. ”Really excited to get into this because I think this might just be one of the most toughest part that I have played till date, both physically and emotionally,” he added.

Militants attacked an army camp in Uri, killing 19 soldiers. Eleven days later, the Indian government announced they had conducted a ‘surgical strike’ at Pakistan occupied Kashmir killing an estimated 38 terrorists. “The film is the story of what happened in those eleven days,” Dhar said.

“Today we are a confident, aggressive and new age India - standing up for itself in every way and on the world stage. With this one single military action, we changed the fabric of our border politics forever and that became a watershed moment in our political history. But most importantly, URI is the incredible story of Indians coming together, Ronnie said.

Uri goes to the floors next year and is slated for a September 2018 release.

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First Published: Sep 19, 2017 19:08 IST