Akshay Kumar is all set to bring the heroic act of real-life hero Sardar Jaswant Singh Gill to the big screens.
Last Updated: 06.09 AM, Nov 16, 2022
Akshay Kumar is all set to present the courageous deed of an Indian hero to the audience by collaborating with Pooja Entertainment. The superstar is getting ready to depict the real-life story of mining engineer Jaswant Singh Gill, who in 1989, despite extreme odds, saved men trapped in a coal mine. It was the first coal mine rescue in India.
On this day, Shri Pralhad Joshi, the Union Minister of Coal and Mines-Govt. of India, paid tribute to Late Gill on Twitter. He wrote, "Remembering Late Sardar Jaswant Singh Gill Ji for his heroic role in rescuing 65 workers from a flooded coal mine, in 1989.
We are proud of our #CoalWarriors who battle every day against the odds to assure India's energy security."
To this Akshay Kumar expressed how thrilled he is to have the chance to portray such an honourable character on-screen. He tweeted his appreciation by saying, "Grateful to you @JoshiPralhad ji, for recalling India’s first coal mine rescue mission - this day 33yrs ago.
मेरा सौभाग्य है कि मैं #SardarJaswantSinghGill जी का किरदार अपनी फ़िल्म में निभा रहा हूँ. It’s a story like no other!"
Take a look at his tweet here:
It's interesting to note that Akshay Kumar and Tinu Suresh Desai previously collaborated on the National Award-winning film Rustom.
The untitled real-life rescue movie is bankrolled by Vashu Bhagnani, Deepshikha Deshmukh and Jackky Bhagnani’s Pooja Entertainment. Starring Akshay Kumar, it is slated for release in 2023.
Speaking about Akshay Kumar’s work diary, he was last seen in Ram Setu which didn't do well at the box office. His upcoming films include Oh My God 2, which is slated to hit the screens this year, while in 2023, Akshay will be seen in Selfiee with Emraan Hashmi, the Soorarai Pottru remake, Gorkha, and Bade Miyan Chote Miyan with Tiger Shroff.