The first glimpse of Sonakshi Sinha from Bhuj: The Pride Of India is finally out. It shows her dressed up as a Gujarati woman with several traditional tattoos, as she walks fearlessly amid the chaos in her background. Sonakshi Sinha’s first look comes only a few weeks after the makers confirmed that the film will release on Disney+Hotstar. The film also stars Ajay Devgn, Sanjay Dutt, Sharad Kelkar, Ammy Virk, and Nora Fatehi, among others. The film is based on the true events of the Indo-Pak war, wherein 300 women helped in the reconstruction of a destroyed airstrip in Bhuj, Gujarat. Written and directed by Abhishek Dudhaiya, the film will release under the banners of T-Series and Select Media Holdings LLP.

In the film, Sonakshi Sinha will be playing the role of Sunderben Jetha Madharparya, a social worker and a farmer, who convinced 299 women of her village to help the Indian army. Sharing the poster on Instagram, the actress wrote, “Honoured to play the HEROIC role of Sunderben Jetha Madharparya, the brave social worker who took 299 women along with her to support the Indian Army! #BhujThePrideOfIndia a crucial incident from History will unveil soon with #DisneyPlusHotstarMultiplex on @DisneyPlusHotstarVIP!.”

About The Film

Bhuj: The Pride of India is going to be a war action film. It will be set during the Indo-Pakistani War of 1971. The film will revolve around the life of IAF Squadron Leader Vijay Karnik, played by Ajay Devgn. Leader Karnik was the then in-charge of Bhuj airport. After the Bhuj airstrip was blasted off by enemy bombs, he reconstructed the IAF airbase with the help of 300 local women, so that Air Force officers could land safely. Sunderben Jetha Madharparya, played by Sonakshi Sinha, helped Karnik to get the runway constructed.

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The Events On Which The Film Is Based

On the night of December 8, during the 1971 Indo-Pak War, more than 14 bombs were dropped by the enemy jets on the Indian Air Force airstrip in Bhuj. The impact rendered the airstrip useless and Indian combat aircraft could not take off. Restoring the airstrip almost seemed like an impossible job to Squadron Leader Vijay Karnik. Time was ticking and the labourers were only a few in numbers. It was at this time that around 300 women from Madhapar village in Bhuj, decided to step out of their homes. Armed with nothing but sheer patriotism, they took up the practically impossible task of repairing the airstrip. And they successfully completed the job, that too in merely 72 hours!

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Bhuj: The Pride of India will in many ways bring back to light the contributions made by these fearless women during the time the country was at war. Hence, the expectations are undoubtedly high from the film. It remains to see whether it’ll live up to those expectations after all.

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Dyuti Gupta is an intern with SheThePeople.TV. 

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