Kangana Ranaut stars in the Air Force saga Tejas, and on Friday it was announced that the film will go on floors in December. The actress plays a fighter pilot in the film.
” ‘Tejas’ is an exhilarating story where I have the privilege of playing an Air Force pilot. I am honoured to be a part of a film that celebrates these brave men and women in uniform who make immense sacrifices in the line of duty every day. Our film celebrates the armed forces and its heroes,” Kangana said.
The actress shared the film’s poster on Twitter and wrote: “#Tejas to take-off this December! Proud to be part of this exhilarating story that is an ode to our brave airforce pilots! Jai Hind #FridaysWithRSVP @sarveshmewara1 @RonnieScrewvala.”
Written and directed by Sarvesh Mewara, the film is produced by Ronnie Screwvala.
“We were in the midst of prep when the world was hit by this unfortunate pandemic. I’m pleased to announce that we are resuming work and will commence shoot later this year,” Screwvala said.
He added: “The idea of developing a story around a woman fighter pilot was born in-house by Salona Bains Joshi, associate producer on the project, and I backed it instantly. With Kangana as the lead, I hope our film inspires many more women to join the Indian Air Force.”
The Indian Air Force was the first of the country’s defence forces to induct women into combat roles, in 2016. The film takes inspiration from this landmark event.
Director Sarvesh Mewara said that the film is a reflection of the current sentiment in our country.
“We celebrate our armed forces and I hope to further evoke a spirit of patriotism and nationalism through my storytelling. Kangana is a strong woman with a voice that resonates with the youth of this nation and I cannot wait to begin shoot with her,” he said.
The movie is slated to release in April 2021.