Akshay Kumar's new film name changed amid India-Bharat row
India-Bharat row: The buzz that began after President Droupadi Murmu's dinner invitation to G20 leaders used the name 'President of Bharat' instead of the traditional 'President of India' has now spread to the Bollywood fraternity. The title of Akshay Kumar's latest film has been changed from 'Mission Raniganj: The Great Indian Rescue' to 'Mission Raniganj: The Great Bharat Rescue'.
On Wednesday, Akshay Kumar took to Instagram to reveal the poster for his upcoming film 'Mission Raniganj: The Great Bharat Rescue,' which is inspired by the heroic act of Late Shri Jaswant Singh Gill, who led a daring rescue operation of trapped minors in Mahabir colliery in Raniganj, West Bengal on November 13, 1989.
The poster depicts a stressful rescue operation that took place after 65 miners became trapped in the Raniganj coal mine, which is 350 feet deep. Akshay Kumar plays the late Jaswant Singh Gill, who saved the trapped minors in a terrifying operation.
In the midst of a deadly battle against time, with conventional rescue operations failing, Jaswant Singh Gill emerged as a ray of hope. Gill proposed drilling a well and placing a specially crafted steel rescue capsule on-site. All 65 stranded miners were rescued one by one using a crane. Gill emerged from the depths of the pit after all of the miners had been rescued.
"Heroes don't wait for medals to do what's right! Watch the story of Bharat's true hero with #MissionRaniganj in cinemas on 6th October. Teaser out tomorrow," the actor captioned.
Tinu Suresh Desai directs Mission Raniganj, which is produced by Vashu Bhagnani, Jackky Bhagnani, Deepshikha Deshmukh, and Ajay Kapoor. The female lead in the film is played by Parineeti Chopra.
- With inputs from agencies