SRK to play a soldier in a film based on Operation Khukri

Shah Rukh Khan will play a soldier role in his next home production. Red Chillies Entertainment’s next film will be based on Indian Army and Indian Air Force’s Operation Khukri in Africa.

According to Mumbai Mirror report the film is among the most expensive projects Shah Rukh’s production house has undertake and is said to be mounted on a large scale.

The Operation Khukri is a mission carried out in a tropical forest in Sierra Leone, West Africa in 2000 to rescue around 223 peacekeepers of India who were sent to Sierra Leone by United Nations to help the government there in tackling Revolutionary United Front (RUF), a rebel group.

Major (now Lt Col) Harinder Sood led the operation and around 120 IAF officers were flown from Indian to Africa for the same. The team was able to rescue all the peacekeepers.

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