NEW DELHI: Renowned Bollywood actor and producer, Ajay Devgan is all set to make a film on Ladakh incident in which at least 20 Indian soldiers were killed and dozens more taken hostage by Chinese Soldiers in Galwan valley last month.
On June 15, it may be recalled, 20 Indian soldiers were killed, hundreds more injured while dozens taken hostage when they stepped into Chinese-administered territory in a failed attempt to claim that part of land.
According to latest information gathered by the Regional Telegraph, the shooting of the movie is expected to begin once the Covid-19 pandemic is over.
An official statement says ““Ajay Devgn Ffilms & Select Media holdings LLP join hands to showcase the strength of our Indian Army during the recent Galwan Valley incident! It is a known fact that actor-filmmaker Ajay Devgn has always supported movies or characters that portrays Strength and Valour. The actor, in past, who has shouldered films like LOC: Kargil, The Legend of Bhagat, Tanhaji, Singham, and RAID amongst others is all set to showcase the Might, Valour & Sacrifice of the Indian Army during the infiltration of China at the Galwam Valley recently. On 15 June, our troops were ambushed. The fighting resulted in the deaths of 20 Indian soldiers of 16th Bihar Regiment including its commanding officer, Colonel Santosh Babu.”
The significant part of the statement follows by saying that “at a de-escalation meeting following the incident, China accepted hat the Chinese commanding officer was also killed in the fight. 20 of our brothers laid their lives to assert the Territorial Integrity and Sovereignty of our Mother Land, It is their story! It narrates the story of the sacrifice of 20 Indian army men who fought the Chinese army. The cast and crew are under finalisation.”
Analysts believe the main objective of Ajay Devgan’s movie is to reclaim morale of Indian Army shattered after June 15 face-off with Chinese forces, during which numerous Indian Army soldiers had succumbed to their critical injuries since they had been exposed to sub-zero temperatures in the high altitude terrain. The face-off reportedly included stone pelting and also clashes which involved use of barbed wire and iron rods. Some of the soldiers who fell into the Shyok river died of hypothermia.
Just yesterday, Indian PM Modi visited Leh, part of Ladakh, and met soldiers admitted in hospital since June 15. PM Modi since then has been facing criticism for his hospital visit as pictures surfaced online purport to show him meeting injured soldiers in a conference room type neat and clean hall where even a projector was also installed.