Ministry of Defence rejects 15 Pulwama scripts before Operation Valentine
Published on Feb 27, 2024 10:30 am IST


Despite the creative freedom in the entertainment industry, filmmakers must secure all necessary permissions when portraying real events, especially those involving the Indian Defense system. Compliance is particularly stringent in such sensitive matters, requiring adherence to the rules and regulations set by the Ministry of Defence.

This issue was highlighted with Operation Valentine, featuring Varun Tej and Manushi Chhillar, which explores the Indian Air Force’s role in the Balakot airstrike, a response to the 2019 Pulwama attack. Before approving the script for Operation Valentine, the Ministry of Defence rejected 15 scripts from various production houses centered around the Pulwama attack.

However, in the case of Varun Tej’s Operation Valentine, the Ministry of Defence was impressed by the script’s quality and the filmmakers’ realistic approach. They offered support by granting permission to film at a highly secured Air Force base in Gwalior. A significant portion of the movie was shot at the Air Force base in Gwalior over nearly 40 days, with full cooperation from officials.

Directed by Shakti Pratap Singh Hada, the movie is scheduled for release in cinemas this Friday in Telugu and Hindi. Expectations are high due to well-organized promotional efforts.

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