Filmmaker Nikhil Advani has expressed his desire to make a film on the 1984 Operation Blue Star. Operation Blue Star was a military operation which took place in June 1984 to remove Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale and his armed followers from the Harmandir Sahib complex in Amritsar, Punjab. “I went to Amritsar and ‘Operation Blue Star’ happened there so I want to research on that, and make a film,” Nikhil told reporters here.
The filmmaker is also working on another project, based on 2008 Batla House encounter case. “My next film is on Batla House, the big police encounter in Delhi. We are doing the preparation for it. It should begin by March-April,” he said. “I am working on these two subject. My production is working on it. We are also going to launch directors. So, we are on it,” Nikhil added.
The filmmaker said the shooting of his much-talked about film Bazaar will, however, take some time as he and his team are busy re-writing the script. The movie is based on stock market and will reportedly star Akshay Kumar. “Baazar is into re-write. We need to do it because things have happened in the stock market which made me realise that we need to turn around. We need to revisit the characters, the story. That’s what we are doing right now,” the director added.
Meanwhile, Nikhil Advani’s new show, Prisoners Of War (POW) has grabbed a lot of attention and praises from the day its trailer hit the small screen. The show is an official remake of Israeli series Hatufim, which was also adapted into the acclaimed American series Homeland. Its Indian version is set against the backdrop of the Kargil War in 1999, and promises to break the stereotypes about daily soaps on our television sets. It is a story of two missing in action soldiers who return home after 17 long years. The show also features Amrita Puri, Sandhya Mridul and Satyadeep Mishra in the lead roles.