Bhansali trolled by Pakistanis for film on Balakot Airstrikes that never happened

Twitterati joined the bashing brigade following DG ISPR's post

Entertainment Desk December 18, 2019

Sanjay Leela Bhansali and Bushan Kapoor were trolled on Twitter by Pakistani users following the announcement of their next feature film. The film is based on the Indian government's claim about 2019 Balakot Airstrikes which Pakistan has denied, and features Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman as main character.

"A story of grit, determination and valour! Proud to announce #2019BalakotAirstrike, a tribute to the brave hearts of our country. Written & directed by @Abhishekapoor.@PMOIndia @DefenceMinIndia #SanjayLeelaBhansali @pragyakapoor_ #MahaveerJain @Tseries @gitspictures" Bushan Kapoor said in a Twitter post.

Immediately after Bushan Kapoor broke the news, DG ISPR Asif Ghafoor described the film as a 'sham strike'. " With due respect to WC Abhinandan as a soldier, yes the dream could only be fulfilled through Bollywood. Denial of sham strike on 26 Feb and wreckage of 2 IAF jets shot by PAF on 27 Feb will haunt you despite that. Film on Balakot airstrike and Abhinandan" he said on Twitter.

Several Pakistani users followed suit as they proceeded to troll the producers.

Some went on to remind the producers of Wing Commander Abhinandan's capture.

Certain Twitter users from India also criticised the venture for it fueling state propaganda.

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