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Bhuj The Pride of India news on June 29: Ajay Devgn film to release on Disney Plus Hotstar

Excited about Ajay Devgn and Sonakshi Sinha starrer Bhuj: The Pride of India? Follow this live blog for the latest news about the Bollywood war drama.

By: Entertainment Desk | Mumbai | Updated: July 1, 2020 8:54:36 am
ajay devgn Ajay Devgn in a still from Bhuj The Pride of India.

Bhuj: The Pride of India is an upcoming war movie directed by Abhishek Dudhaiya. Set against the backdrop of the Indo-Pak war in 1971, the film boasts a star-studded cast. Ajay Devgn, Sanjay Dutt, Rana Daggubati, Sonakshi Sinha, Parineeti Chopra, Nora Fatehi, Sharad Kelkar, Ammy Virk and Pranitha Subhash star in this film, which is also written by Dudhaiya.

Devgn plays Squadron Leader Vijay Karnik in Bhuj: The Pride of India. While announcing the film, Devgn had shared how Vijay Karnik convinced 300 women from a nearby village in Madhapur to reconstruct the air-strip during the war so that Air Force officers could land safely.

In the movie, Sonakshi Sinha will be seen as Sunderben Jetha Madharparya, a social worker and a farmer, who helped convince the other 299 women to build the aforementioned runway. Parineeti Chopra will step into the shoes of an Indian spy living in Lahore. Pranitha Subhash will be making her Bollywood debut with Bhuj: The Pride of India.

Live Blog

Follow all the latest updates about Ajay Devgn starrer Bhuj: The Pride of India.

17:51 (IST)29 Jun 2020
Films on OTT will increase work in industry: Ajay Devgn

Ajay Devgn today said that the new trend of films directly releasing on the web should be welcomed because it will help generate mass employement in the industry. The actor added that the new development should be considered as a the beginning of a new chapter in the history of Indian cinema.

"There are so many people, who want to work but aren't able to. There are so many films, which unfortunately don't see theatrical release. There are fights in the industry over release dates. So, all that will be taken care of with films coming on digital platforms. I think the pandemic has given us an opportunity to expand,":Ajay Devgn said.

17:44 (IST)29 Jun 2020
As an artiste we want maximum people to watch us: Ajay Devgn

Ajay Devgn today said that the most essential aspect of being an artiste is to make his or her art reach as many people as want and hence, he is happy that Bhuj The Pride of India will stream on Disney Plus Hotstar. "Like Uday (Shankar, Chairman of Star and Disney India) said that Hotstar is there in two and three-tier cities so that many people will get to watch the film. Now that it will be online, if the film is good, there will be a large audience."

17:34 (IST)29 Jun 2020
Stories of valour need to be told more: Ajay Devgn on Bhuj The Pride of India

Giving a sneak peek into the plot of Bhuj The Pride of India, Ajay Devgn shared the story is about the bravery of a group of common people. "All characters in the film are really important and have been played so well by the actors. It's the stiory of a day, where how a group of five-six people they stopped Pakistani army when air forces couldn't reach.... These people made a road in a night because Bhuj's base was broken. Such stores of bravery and valour should be more so that people know if that they want, they can do anything," Ajay said.

17:23 (IST)29 Jun 2020
Bhuj The Pride of India is a big scale film: Ajay Devgn

Ajay Devgn today unveiled the poster of Bhuj The Pride of India. Talking about the much-anticipated film, Ajay said, "After Tanhaji, Bhuj is a true story as well. It's based on real characters. I'm playing a Squadron leader. It's a very intersting film about how few people turned around a losing war into victory within 24 hours."

The duo of Vishal-Shekhar has composed Bhuj: The Pride of India's music and background score. Anay Goswamy has cranked the camera for the film.

Bhushan Kumar, who is bankrolling Bhuj: The Pride of India, had earlier said in a statement, “This courageous tale needs to be told because we want the current and the coming generation to know about this brave soldier, Squadron Leader Vijay Karnik, who played a significant role in India’s victory in the 1971 war. He was heroic enough to take this bold step of involving civilians in a war. Also, who better than Ajay Devgn for the role of Vijay Karnik?”