Proclaimed Bollywood filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali recently announced a film on the Balakot Airstrikes and Pakistani Director General Inter-Services Public Relations, Major General Asif Ghafoor took no time to taunt the Indian director and the Indian Air Force.
A story that celebrates the accomplishments of The Indian Air Force??#2019BalakotStrike @PMOIndia @DefenceMinIndia @IAF_MCC #SanjayLeelaBhansali @itsBhushanKumar @AbhisheKapoor #MahaveerJain, @PragyaKapoor_ @Tseries @gitspictures @SundialEnt @prerna982 pic.twitter.com/A5Oh8xpMyB
— BhansaliProductions (@bhansali_produc) December 13, 2019
Sanjay Leela Bhansali and Bhushan Kumar will collaborate on a film on the Balakot airstrike conducted by the Indian Air Force in February this year. Promoted as a “story that celebrates the accomplishments” of the Indian Air Force, the movie will be directed by Abhishek Kapoor.
It will be the second film on the February 26 airstrike against terror outfits in Balakot in Pakistan after Vivek Oberoi’s film Balakot – The True Story.
Major Gafoor Tweeted: With due respect to WC Abhinandan as a soldier, yes the dream could only be fulfilled through Bollywood. Denial of sham strike on 26 Feb and wreckage of 2 IAF jets shot by PAF on 27 Feb will haunt you despite that.
The wing commander, Abhinandan was shot down by the Pakistan Air Force (PAF) during an aerial encounter between the two air forces while India also claimed to have shot down a Pakistani F-16.
With due respect to WC Abhinandan as a soldier, yes the dream could only be fulfilled through Bollywood. Denial of sham strike on 26 Feb and wreckage of 2 IAF jets shot by PAF on 27 Feb will haunt you despite that.
Film on Balakot airstrike and Abhinandan https://t.co/rsZtgNdenD
— Asif Ghafoor (@peaceforchange) December 13, 2019
The 2019 Balakot airstrike was conducted by the Indian Air Force in the early morning hours of February 26 when Indian fighter jets intruded into Pakistan bombed terror infrastructure in Balakot in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
Pakistan Army acknowledged the Indian intrusion but stated that the Indian jets dropped their payload in an uninhabited wooded hilltop and fled away damaging only tress and killing a crow.