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Ishaan Khatter to play Brigadier Mehta in film on 1971 war


Published On: 14 August 2020 | Bollywood | By:

Ishaan Khatter to play Brigadier Mehta in film on 1971 war
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Producers Ronnie Screwvala and Sidharth Roy Kapur are all set to make a film based on Brigadier Mehta’s book The Burning Chaffees.

Actor Ishaan Khatter is all set to play Brigadier Balaram Singh Mehta, who played an important part in the 1971 war against Pakistan that eventually led to the creation of Bangladesh. Titled Pippa, the upcoming movie is being produced by Ronnie Screwvala and Sidharth Roy Kapur while Raja Krishna Menon will don the director’s hat for the film based on Brigadier Mehta’s book, The Burning Chaffees.

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It’s an incredible honour to step into the shoes of #BrigadierBalramSinghMehta. As we are about to celebrate the spirit of independence, the team is coming together for a visual celebration of love, humanity and India in #Pippa! @rajamenon #RonnieScrewvala #SiddharthRoyKapur @rsvpmovies @roykapurfilms @ravi_randhawa00 @tanmay_mohan @malvika25 @bkandhari @adi_krishna1 Jai Hind 😊🙏🏼

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Ishaan announced the film on Instagram Friday morning and wrote, “As we are about to celebrate the spirit of independence, the team is coming together for a visual celebration of love, humanity and India in #Pippa! @rajamenon #RonnieScrewvala #SiddharthRoyKapur @rsvpmovies @roykapurfilms @ravi_randhawa00 @tanmay_mohan @malvika25 @bkandhari @adi_krishna1 Jai Hind.”

Announcing the film, producer Ronnie also tweeted, “Tomorrow as we celebrate Independence Day, I am pleased to announce our next True Story - of India’s pride, bravery and victory in the 1971 India - Pak war. #IshaanKhattar essays the role of #BrigadierBalaramSinghMehta. Directed by @RajaMenon , in cinemas late next year.”


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