On Wednesday, actor Ishaan Khattar began shooting the first session of his forthcoming war drama ‘Pippa’ in Amritsar. The film’s first look has also been unveiled by the producers. Ishaan plays Brigadier Balram Singh Mehta in the still. “1971: A Nation Comes of Age” is also written on the still.
Raja Krishna Menon, the director, said: “I’m ecstatic to be heading out into the field with our incredible cast and team. We’ve all been working hard in preparation for this day, and I can’t wait to share this wonderful tale of bravery and liberty with the public.”
The production houses asked Brigadier Mehta personally to deliver the first slate clap as filming began to celebrate the first shot. Ronnie Screwvala (RSVP) is the producer “Starting the schedule on such a good note guarantees that the product maintains its pace throughout. With a fantastic ensemble cast and filmmaker Raja Krishna Menon, who has a keen eye for war pictures, we’re excited to get started.”
“From the minute I first heard this remarkable narrative of the bravery and perseverance of a family on the frontlines of a just war, I knew it had to be shared,” said producer Siddharth Roy Kapur (Roy Kapur Films).
“The crew is delighted to hit the floors today,” Roy Kapur said, adding, “and we aim to deliver our fans a really exceptional cinematic experience in theaters next year.” ‘Pippa,’ based on Brigadier Balram Singh Mehta’s novel ‘The Burning Chaffees,’ and scored by Oscar-winning composer A.R. Rahman, is a heroic tank battle film that highlights the bravery of Brigadier Mehta, a veteran of the 45th Cavalry tank squadron who, along with his siblings, fought on the eastern front during the Indo-Pakistan War of 1971, which led to to the liberation of India’s neighbor Bangladesh.
Mrunal Thakur, Priyanshu Painyuli, and Soni Razdan also feature in ‘Pippa,’ which is produced by RSVP and Roy Kapur Films.