Mumbai, July 04: Bollywood actor and film producer Ajay Devgn is set to produce a movie based on the story of 20 Indian Army personnel martyred in the violent face-off against Chinese troops that took place in Ladakh’s Galwan valley last month.
The film has not titled yet but the film will be jointly bankrolled by Ajay Devgn Films and Select Media Holdings LLP. The film's description will narrate the story of the sacrifice of 20 Indian army men who fought the Chinese army. The cast and crew for the film on Galwan valley clash are still under finalisation. The shooting of the movie would begin once the coronavirus situation settles down.
The clash reportedly occurred at the south bank of the river which flows in an east-west direction, before its confluence with the Shayok River. 20 Indian soldiers were martyred in the incident, while 35 Chinese soldiers were either killed or injured. The violent face-off happened in late evening and the night of June 15 in Galwan Valley as a result of an attempt by the Chinese troops to "unilaterally change" the status quo during de-escalation.
These are the first Indian casualties in a clash with the PLA since 1975 when an Indian patrol was ambushed by the Chinese army in Arunachal Pradesh. Meanwhile, pot the face-off, India and China have been involved in talks to ease the ongoing border tensions since last month.
Besides that Ajay Devgn is all set to release his war film Bhuj: The Pride of India. The film will be premiered on Disney+ Hotstar soon. The film also stars Sanjay Dutt, Sonakshi Sinha, Ammy Virk, and Sharad Kelkar and is written and directed by Abhishek Dudh. Ajay Devgn plays the role of IAF Squadron Leader Vijay Karnik, who was in charge of the Bhuj airport during the war.