Akshay Kumar has reunited with director Aanand L Rai for the upcoming film ‘Gorkha’. He, on the auspicious occasion of Dussehra, released the poster of the film, where he can be seen holding a khukri or a curved knife. However, a former Gorkha Regiment officer pointed out a mistake in the poster and Akshay, being the sport that he is, thanked him for the kind message.
Taking to Twitter, the former Gorkha Regiment officer, Manik M Jolly, wrote, “Dear @akshaykumar ji, as an ex Gorkha officer, my thanks to you for making this movie. However, details matter. Kindly get the Khukri right. The sharp edge is on the other side. It is not a sword. Khukri strikes from the inner side of the blade. Ref pic of Khukri att. Thanks.”
Akshay Kumar acknowledged the mistake, and appreciated the officer’s advice. He said they would take utmost care while filming the movie.
“Dear Maj Jolly, thank you so much for pointing this out. We’ll take utmost care while filming. I’m very proud and honoured to be making Gorkha. Any suggestions to get it closest to reality would be most appreciated," Akshay responded.
The former officer had earlier also pointed out a mistake in the poster of Sam Bahadur, the biopic of Field Marshal Sam Manekshaw, starring Vicky Kaushal. He wrote in a tweet last year, “Someone who’s been dressed wrongly as evident from Colored images. He’s a Gurkha Officer. He wore Black rank badges , not golden. This is the least that’s expected from movie makers. Get the uniform right of such legendary soldiers. @vickykaushal09 - Another proud Gurkha."
Speaking of Akshay Kumar’s ‘Gorkha’, the film will be directed by Sanjay Puran Singh Chauhan and produced by Aanand L Rai and Himanshu Sharma.
Based on the life of Major General Ian Cardozo, a legendary officer of the Gorkha regiment of the Indian Army (5th Gorkha Rifles), the film will feature Akshay in the role of the legendary war hero who fought in the wars of 1962, 1965, and most notably in the Indo-Pakistan War of 1971.
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