Judwaa 2 star Varun Dhawan is all set to play the role of 1971 War Hero Arun Khetarpal in his next flick. Arun Khetarpal is the youngest recipient of India’s highest military decoration for valor in face of the enemy Param Vir Chakra (PVC).
Happy birthday 2/lt #ArunKhetarpal.
It was always my dream to play a soldier of INDIA. #SriramRaghavan cant wait to bring on screen the spectacular tale of 2/LT #ArunKhetarpal. Produced by #DineshVijan
.Hope to make you proud #mukeshkhetarpal and #Poonahorse. 🇮🇳 pic.twitter.com/lRnZ9vfMjm— Varun Dhawan (@Varun_dvn) October 14, 2019
Arun was the second lieutenant of the Indian Army and participated in the Battle of Basantar which was a decisive battle of the 1971 Indo-Pak war fought on the ern sector. He was awarded PVC posthumously at the age of 21.
Thank you to all my fans, my teachers and to all the brave hearts at the border🇮🇳🙏 pic.twitter.com/gTP7fcy8Rn— Varun Dhawan (@Varun_dvn) October 14, 2019
Varun would pair with his movie Badlapur’s director Sriram Raghavan for the biopic. Varun termed the movie as one of the most importnat film of his career. He said that when he first hear Arun’s story, he was in awe that it actually happened.
Announcing the movie director Sriram Raghavan also talked about how his experience was during the war days when he was in his childhood. Sriram said that the Battle of Basantar and Arun’s courage is well known