Mumbai: After Atrangire and Raksha Bandhan, Akshay Kumar, Aanand L Rai’s Color Yellow Productions and Cape of Good Films have once again joined hands. They have come together for a biopic based on the life of Major General Ian Cardozo, a legendary officer of the Indian Army’s Gorkha Regiment (5th Gorkha Rifles). The film will be directed by National Award winner Sanjay Puran Singh Chauhan.
As we enter the 75th year of Independence, the makers are proud to bring this story of sacrifice and valor to the screen. Akshay will play the role of the great war hero who fought in the wars of 1962, 1965, and especially in the Indo-Pakistani War of 1971. This being a special film about a war icon, the actor has decided to present it himself.
Producer Aanand L Rai says, “We are honored to bring the story of a great war hero Major General Ian Cardozo, whose name is recorded in history for his immense courage, in the Indo-Pakistani War of 1971. I with Akshay sir Also looking forward to working again for the third time. Producer Himanshu Sharma says, “We look forward to honoring Major General Ian Cardozo in a film that will inspire many. We look forward to this special journey.”
Major General Ian Cardozo says that I am honored to share this story on the 50th anniversary of the 1971 war. It is a reminder of the courage and sacrifice of the Armed Forces of India. I am looking forward to working with Aanand and Akshay as they bring it to life. This story reflects the values and spirit of every officer of the Indian Army. Presented by Akshay Kumar and Color Yellow Productions, “Gorkha” in association with Cape of Good Films is produced by Aanand L Rai and Himanshu Sharma and directed by Sanjay Puran Singh Chauhan.