16 Dec, 2019

Bollywood filmmakers Sanjay Leela Bhansali and Bhushan Kumar announced a film based on a supposed Indian Air Force airstrike in Balakot earlier this year and DG ISPR Asif Ghafoor had something to say about it.

The film is touted as a “tribute to the sons of India and their never-say-die spirit” in “a story that celebrates the accomplishments of the Indian Air Force”.

Soon after the film was announced, the DG ISPR was quick to tweet, “With due respect to [Wing Commander] Abhinandan as a soldier, yes the dream could only be fulfilled through Bollywood,” referring to the February 19 air strike which, acknowledged an Indian minister, killed no Pakistani soldier or citizen. International watchers also found loopholes in India's claims at the time.

Bhansali and Kumar's film is not unique. Bollywood producers scrambled to register jingoistic "patriotic" movie titles to reserve them for films in the future in the wake of the Pulwama attack and subsequent hostilities between Pakistan and India this year. Vivek Oberoi has also announced a film onWing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman titled Balakot – The True Story.


Patriot Dec 16, 2019 03:20pm
Indians can only fulfill their dreams thru Bollywood.
Fastrack Dec 16, 2019 04:32pm
Never seen a more collectively disgraceful and lying nation.
shahzad naeem Dec 16, 2019 04:47pm
It would be rated among funny, movies. And onscreen nightmare for captured pilot.
Ahmed Dec 16, 2019 06:11pm
That film will be based on fibbing and fabrication .
Kazim Reza Dec 16, 2019 06:12pm
What a comment !
N abidai Dec 16, 2019 10:52pm
Pakistan needs a good writer and director that can make a move about ballakot, from Pakistani point of view, that will be the answer!
khany Dec 16, 2019 11:17pm
Their are many Bollywood movies based on Indian propaganda. Let the indians fulfill their desires through Bolllywood. Their dishonesty is Pakistans strength!
Reality Dec 16, 2019 11:32pm
It should be a good comedy film based on fiction of a hero who was sent home via Wagah Border to his people begging for his release.
Pakistani Dec 17, 2019 12:11am
27th Feb would hound Indian for a long time. They have very small heart, so their flop Bollywood makes cartoons for them.
Akram Dec 17, 2019 12:36am
Bollywood ends at the LoC, as Abhinandan discovered.
Expat(usa) Dec 17, 2019 01:47am
Like Hitler tried to convince German people that Germany had defeated Russia. When you don’t have heroes , you invent them.
Fareed N Dec 17, 2019 01:55am
Modi and his cronies already are trying to distort 800 years rule of Muslims, this is another desperate attempt to invent heroes to reclaim the ‘glory’ of Hindutva.
Akil Akhtar Dec 17, 2019 04:28am
Bollywood is a factory of lies...
Fakhir Dec 17, 2019 07:41am
Enjoy the movie
GK Dec 17, 2019 07:52am
Now all TV anchors must carry on the narrative
Sushil D Dec 17, 2019 07:52am
Balakot film be biggest hits of 2020.
Jawwad Dec 17, 2019 09:18am
Waiting for the comedy to release soon.
JAMAL ABDUL NASIR Dec 17, 2019 09:46am
A dream of IAF success can be achieved through Bollywood Movies, a safe and sure success way !.
Sherry Dec 17, 2019 09:51am
This will be first good comedy of 2020 Thank you Bollywood it has been a boring year at box office so far
Siraj Dec 17, 2019 09:56am
@Fastrack ISPR is changing the statements not the whole Pakistan. Please don't blame whole Pakistan.
Anon Dec 18, 2019 03:54am
Good response to fake Indian strikes and flop propaganda.