In the year 2016, Indian Air Force became the first of country's defence forces to induct women in combat roles and it is no surprise that the film industry is taking inspiration from this landmark event. Ronnie Screwvala's production house, RSVP Movies, which produced 'Uri: The Surgical Strike', is all set for their second patriotic-themed movie - Tejas.
Kangana Ranaut in a lead role, the first look of 'Tejas' was released in February this year, where Kangana can be seen in the Indian Air Force uniform with a fighter jet in the background.
The movie was to be shot this year but was delayed due to pandemic coronavirus and resulting lockdown situation. Taking to her Instagram today, Kangana Ranaut has announced that the movie will start the shooting in December this year. '#Tejas to take-off this December! ✈️ Proud to be part of this exhilarating story that is an ode to our brave airforce pilots! Jai Hind 🇮🇳 #FridaysWithRSVP'
Talking about the movie, Kangana said, "Very often, the sacrifices made by our brave women in uniform go unnoticed by the nation. Tejas is a film where I have the honour of playing the role of one such Air Force pilot who puts country before self. I hope we instil a sense of patriotism and pride in the youth of today with this movie.”
Tejas will follow the courageous journey of an Indian Air Force pilot played by Kangana Ranaut. Written and to be directed by Sarvesh Mewara and produced by Ronnie Screwvala,'Tejas' is set to release in April 2021.