- Pippa also stars Mrunal Thakur and Soni Razdan
- It is set against the Indo-Pakistani War of 1971
- It is directed by Raja Krishna Menon
Ishaan Khatter on Wednesday shared his first look as Brigadier Balram Singh Mehta in the Raja Krishna Menon-directed film Pippa and left his family and friends spellbound. Pippa is set against the Indo-Pakistani War of 1971 and the tank war film is based on the book The Burning Chefs by Brigadier Balram Singh Mehta. Co-produced by RSVP and Roy Kapur Films, the film also stars Mrunal Thakur, Soni Razdan and Priyanshu Painyuli and begins shooting today. In the first look poster shared by Ishaan Khatter, he can be seen wearing a black Army Armored Corps uniform and standing in a tank.
Sharing the first look poster, the actor wrote, “This is going to be special. The ‘shooting’ for our #Pippa! Godspeed has begun.” In the comments section, his brother and actor Shahid Kapoor commented: “Oahu, good looking” while Ishaan’s father Rajesh Khattar wrote: “Break a leg kid.” Katrina Kaif, who co-starred with Ishaan in Phone Bhoot, commented: “Very exciting” and actresses like Neha Dhupia and Huma Qureshi left heart and fire symbols in the comments section.
Soni Razdan’s caption for the film’s poster read: “Thrilled to present the first look of Ishaan Khattar as Veer Yuva Squadron Leader #BrigadierBalramSinghMehta in #Pippa! Shoot with Sena begins today!”
Here’s the first look of Ishaan Khatter as Brigadier Balram Singh Mehta:
Brigadier Balram Singh Mehta is a veteran of the 45th Cavalry Tank Squadron, who fought on the Eastern Front during the Indo-Pakistani War of 1971, which resulted in the liberation of Bangladesh.
On Wednesday, Team Pippa also invited Balram Singh Mehta to start shooting for the film.
Speaking about the film, director Raja Krishna Menon said in a statement: “I am excited to hit the ground running with our amazing cast and crew. We are all working hard for this day, and I am looking forward to it. Can’t wait to bring to the audience an incredible tale of heroism and freedom.”