Tuesday 7 July 2009

Bachchan and Dutt to play Punjabi police officers


Bachchan and Dutt to play Punjabi police officers
Amitabh Bachchan and Sanjay Dutt will be sharing thesilver screen together in Apoorva Lakhia`s upcoming thriller.
They will both play Punjabi police officers in the movie which is set against the backdrop of 1980s Khalistan movement.
Dutt will play super cop KPS Gill, while Bachchan will play a police sharp shooter. The story of the thriller revolves around Operation Bluestar in 1984, when several Sikh terrorists fled to Mumbai and began establishing a base in the city through violence and extortion.The film is produced by Shree Ashtavinayak.The two stars featured in Lakhia`s 2007 thriller ‘Shootout at Lokhandwala’, based on the real-life gun battle between Mumbai gangsters and Police.
The Khalistan movement was an attpemt by a group of Indian Punjabis to create an independant Sikh state.
In the 1980s, some of Khalistan proponents turned to militancy, resulting in Indian Army's counter-militancy operations. In one such operation, Operation Blue Star, the Sikh holy shrine was desecrated by the Indian Army, resulting in widespread criticism of the Indian Government. The Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi was assassinated by her two Sikh bodyguards, and many thousands of Sikhs were massacred in riots that followed.

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