Akshay Kumar, recently announced that he will be essaying the role of legendary 1971 Indo-Pakistan war army veteran of the Gorkha regiment, Major General Ian Cardozo, in the film titled Gorkha.
Sharing Gorkha’s first look poster, the actor wrote: “Sometimes you come across stories so inspiring that you just want to make them. #Gorkha – on the life of legendary war hero, Major General Ian Cardozo is one such film. Honoured to essay the role of an icon and present this special film. Directed By – @sanjaypchauhan”
Expressing his elation, Major General Ian Cardozo, the first war-disabled officer of the Indian Army to command a battalion and a brigade, Akshay Kumar shared, “I feel honoured for this story to be told on the 50th anniversary of the 1971 war. It commemorates the courage and sacrifice of the armed forces of India. I look forward to working with Anand & Akshay as they bring this to life. This story reflects the values and spirit of every officer of the Indian Army.”
Marking his third collaboration with filmmaker Anand L. Rai post Atrangi Re and Raksha Bandhan, Gorkha would be helmed by national award-winning director, Sanjay Puran Singh Chauhan, who also wrote the story along with Neeraj Yadav. Presented by Colour Yellow Productions in association with Cape of Good Films, Gorkha is backed by Anand L. Rai and Himanshu Sharma.
Akshay Kumar has a stellar list of releases coming out which includes Sooryavanshi this Diwali, then he will be seen in Prithviraj, Bachchan Pandey, Raksha Bandhan, Ram Setu, and Oh My God 2!