Ishaan Khatter, Mrunal Thakur and Priyanshu Painyuli starrer war-drama Pippa will finally begin the shoot in September. The film was supposed to begin in March of this year however the shooting had to be postponed due to second wave of the coronavirus
Reportedly the actors will begin reading sessions by mid-August. The cast will also prep from August onwards for war and combat action scenes.
Based on the book by war veteran Brigadier Balram Singh Mehta titled “The Burning Chaffees”, this film will be directed by Airlift director Raja Krishna Menon. Pippa will see Khattar in the role of Brigadier Mehta, a veteran of the 45th Cavalry Tank Squadron who fought on the eastern front during the Indo-Pakistan war of 1971.
The screenplay for the film is written by Ravinder Randhawa, Tanmay Mohan, and Raja Krishna Menon. Film will follow Brigadier Balram and his tank squadron as they fought the riveting 48-hour-long Battle of Garibpur that laid the foundation for and influenced the outcome of the war in India’s favour. The story also explores the heart-wrenching refugee crisis amidst the backdrop of the war.
The key roles of Mehta’s elder brother and younger sister, who also bravely conducted themselves during the war, are in the process of being cast.
Produced by RSVP and Roy Kapur Films, Pippa will hit theatres late next year.