Shahid Kapoor's brother Ishaan Khatter, who made a confident debut in 2018's Dhadak, will play Brigadier Balaram Singh Mehta in an Indo-Pak war based film titled Pippa. The film will be directed by Airlift helmer Raja Krishna Menon and produced by Ronnie Screwvala and Siddharth Roy Kapur. Ishaan Khatter shared this news on his Insta account, where he wrote, "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.”
Talking to Mumbai, Ishaan Khatter said, “I’m exhilarated to be a part of a film of such magnitude and importance, and getting a chance to play the role of the suave and spirited tank commander, Brig Mehta is a true privilege. I’m honoured by the faith shown in me by Ronnie sir, Siddharth sir and Raja sir and I’m looking forward to the exciting experience of Pippa.” Siddharth Roy Kapur also told the tabloid, “This is the war that is often heralded as the only ‘just war’ in history because it was fought to save human lives and free a nation. Brig Mehta’s fascinating account resonated with us deeply, and we instinctively knew that Ishaan would be ideal to play him. Ishaan’s raw, youthful energy perfectly complements Brig Mehta’s valour. His acting chops paired with Raja’s sensitivity towards the subject, knowledge of every facet of this war and panache for largescale action dramas, makes this all the more compelling a story for us to take to the screen!”
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