Actors Mrunal Thakur and Priyanshu Painyuli have boarded the solid of war drama “Pippa”, starring Ishaan Khatter within the lead. To be directed by Raja Krishna Menon of “Airlift” fame, the movie might be produced by Ronnie Screwvala and Siddharth Roy Kapur. Set in opposition to the backdrop of 1971 Indo-Pakistan war, the film will feature Khatter as Brigadier Balram Singh Mehta of the 45th Cavalry tank squadron who, alongside together with his siblings, fought on the japanese entrance.
The movie is predicated on Mehta’s ebook ”The Burning Chaffees”. The film’s title is taken from the Russian amphibious war tank referred to as the PT-76, popularly generally known as “Pippa”.
Thakur and Painyuli will play Khatter’s on-screen siblings within the film, which can even feature veteran actor Soni Razdan as Mehta’s mom. Thakur, who broke out with “Love Sonia”, is understood for films like “Super 30” and “Batla House”.
Painyuli has starred in critically-acclaimed films resembling Vikramaditya Motwane’s “Bhavesh Joshi” and Chris Hemworth-starrer “Extraction”. He most lately featured within the second season of Amazon’s “Mirzapur”.
“With Mrunal and Priyanshu joining Ishaan, we have three of the most exciting young actors coming together. Personally, I’m very excited to work with such extraordinary young talent and look forward to the energy they bring to Pippa,” Menon stated in a press release.
Producer Ronnie Screwvala stated the movie will chronicle India’s victory within the war by the eyes of the Mehta household.
“I’m glad we have talented actors like Mrunal and Priyanshu on board, who along with Ishaan will spearhead this story of triumph that needs to be told,” he added.
Siddharth Roy Kapur stated, “We were looking for great actors who would complement each other to create a believable family unit, and with Mrunal,
Priyanshu and Razdan on board to join Ishaan, I am happy that we have more than achieved what we set out to do with the casting.”
Ravinder Randhawa, Tanmay Mohan and Menon have penned the film’s script. “Pippa”, produced by RSVP and Roy Kapur Films, is scheduled to be launched in 2021.