Yogender Singh Yadev is the youngest person to be awarded the Param Vir Chakra, for his action during the Kargil War
Last Updated: 03.31 PM, Jul 30, 2022
Chitrangda Singh made her acting debut with Sudhir Mishra’s Hazaaron Khwaishein Aisi back in 2005, and the film gave her widespread popularity. Though she has gone on to appear in several movies after that, the actor also became a producer back in 2018. She is now set to produce yet another movie, this time a biopic.
Chitrangda has bagged the rights to make a film based on the life of Yogender Singh Yadav, who is the youngest person to be awarded the Param Vir Chakra at the age of just 19. He is also one of the only three living recipients of the prestigious military decoration.
Yadav, who enlisted with the 18 Grenadiers, was tasked with capturing three strategic bunkers on Tiger Hill back in 1999. Yadav was instrumental in the mission as he volunteered to lead the assault and scaled the snowy mountain top despite having been shot multiple times. Yadav was reportedly shot 12 times before the platoon subsequently succeeded in capturing Tiger Hill.
"I’m very excited to tell stories of real heroes that are many times forgotten even though they still live amongst us . We need to glorify their journey . This will be another attempt to do what I tried with Soorma", Chitrangda said as reported by Firstpost.
Chitrangda became a producer when she backed Soorma starring Diljit Dosanjh and Taapsee Pannu back in 2018. The sports drama was based on the life of Sandeep Singh, the former captain of the Indian Men’s Hockey team. The movie received mixed reactions from the critics and failed to impress at the box office. The movie is now available to stream on Netflix.