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Akshay Kumar turns Major General Ian Cardozo for his biopic titled ‘Gorkha’

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Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar has remained the busiest actor in the country for many years and adding another project to his busy schedule, the actor announced the third collaboration with filmmaker Anand L Rai. Following Atrangi Re and Raksha Bandhan, the third outing with Anand L Rai will feature the real-life story of Major General Ian Cardozo.

Akshay Kumar is known to portray characters of national interest throughout his career and following the patriotism vibe, the actor will present the story of Major General Ian Cardozo who fought and showcased his bravery in 1962, 1965, and particularly in 1971’s India-Pakistan war. Major Cardozo stepped on a live landmine during the 1971 Indo-Pakistan war and had to amputate his legs using a machete due to the unavailability of a proper doctor.

 

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Titled Gorkha, the movie will be helmed by Sanjay Puran Singh Chauhan while Anand L Rai will be bankrolling the project. While Akshay will be portraying the protagonist, the rest of the cast and crew are yet to be confirmed. Talking about his biopic, Major General Cardozo said, “It is a reminder of the courage and sacrifice of the Armed Forces of India. I am looking forward to working with Aanand and Akshay as they bring it live. This story reflects the values and spirit of every officer of the Indian Army.”

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