After the romantic films, actor Emraan Hashmi is now taking up more diverse roles. As he portrays the role of Retired Air Commodore Kariyadil Cheriyan Kuruvilla’s (KC Kuruvilla).
The actor is all set to portray the role of Retired Air Commodore Kariyadil Cheriyan Kuruvilla’s (KC Kuruvilla). Subsequently, the title of the film is ‘Vayusena’ with Vijay Ratnakar Gutte’s directorial.
Vijay Ratnakar Gutte’s in a statement said, “Emraan hasn’t played a character like this before, and he loves such roles. It was an instant nod from him. It’s a human interest story that starts with the 1971 Indo-Pak war and ends with the Indo-Pak Kargil War of 1999. We plan to film at a real airbase, and it’d be great if the authorities allow us to use real fighter planes to present the story correctly and realistically. We are hopeful that the permission will come through soon.”
Who is KC Kuruvilla?
KC Kuruvilla, who served with a Fighter Bomber Squadron in the Western Sector in 1972 during the Indo-Pak war. In December 1971, he carried out two back-to-back airstrike missions over Chander Airfield and Christian Mandi, inflicting heavy damage to the enemy base.
On 6 December 1972, however, his aircraft crashed after getting hit by Pakistan’s anti-aircraft fire. He survived and was awarded the Vir Chakra in 1973.
Emraan Hashmi recently wrapped up the mystery thriller Chehre, with Amitabh Bachchan. Moreover, the actor has been cast in Sanjay Gupta’s upcoming gangster film,’ Mumbai Saga’.
And his digital debut, the espionage-themed web show ‘Bard of Blood’, is scheduled to stream on Netflix later this year.
The film ‘Vayusena’ is expected to go on floors in November and will be wrapped up in a start-to-finish schedule. Furthermore, it will be helmed by ‘The Accidental Prime Minister’ director Vijay Ratnakar Gutte.