In the year 2000, 'Operation Khukri' was carried out by the Indian Air Force in a tropical forest in West Africa. The mission was to airlift 223 Indian diplomats, who were visiting Sierra Leone by the United Nations in order to help the government there in tackling with a rebel group, Revolutionary United Front (RUF).

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Now, the buzz is that Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan is all set to play the role of a soldier in a film based on the same rescue operation.

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According to a report filed by Pune Mirror, Shah Rukh's home production Red Chillies Entertainment has undertaken the project of making a film on the remarkable achievement of the Indian Army.

The report has quoted a source at the production house,“It has been researched extensively and will be mounted on a really large scale. It will be a true depiction of a massive military operation and will celebrate our heroes. The director and cast are being finalised, the film will roll later this year. It will be shot in real locations in Africa with some real armed combat battle scenes."

Khan has earlier played a role of a soldier in a film titled Army in 1996.

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And besides Farah Khan's 2004 film Main Hoon Na and Yash Chopra's Jab Tak Hai Jaan in 2012, the superstar also featured as an Army man in the popular television show Fauji.

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