The multi starrer Bhuj: The Pride of India which is based on a true story is set for release on August 13. The period drama features a huge cast including Ajay Devgn, Sanjay Dutt, Sonakshi Sinha and Nora Fatehi. It will be releasing on Disney+ Hotstar next month.
The film is based on the 1971 India-Pakistan war it is bursting with patriotism, songs and the heavy-duty dialogues that go with it.
Nora’s role in the film is that of a RAW agent. It is however has been kept under wraps.
According to a source close to production “While Sonakshi plays the main female lead, they needed another star to play the second lead. They had locked Parineeti Chopra but she opted out after she realised that her role was smaller compared to Sonakshi’s and she didn’t want to settle for less. That’s also when the makers approached actresses like Kriti Sanon and Jacqueline Fernandez; both didn’t want to play second fiddle to Sonakshi. Then, they locked Nora.”
“She plays a dancer – a nautch girl in Pakistan – who actually works as a spy for the Indian army. She is a RAW agent who works in the neighbouring country and helps India defend themselves. The role is extremely similar to what Alia played in Raazi. While Alia’s role is based on a real incident, Nora’s character is also non fictional but details of the actual person remains unknown. Given that there will be comparisons, is what kept the makers from not revealing much about Nora yet,” the source added.
Directed by Abhishek Dudhaiya, the movie dropped its first trailer on Youtube on 12th July. The trailer is filled with action, drama and dance sequences, the audience got to witness some of the most intense looks into the scenes depicting Pakistan’s raid on the Bhuj airbase which was still operational during the war. The film will be released on 13th August this year.