PeepingMoon.com, in an exclusive piece dated May 14, informed its readers that veteran actor Sanjay Khan is gearing up to don the hat of a director and producer on the biopic based on Brigadier Mohammad Usman who was the highest-ranking officer of the Indian Army killed in the Indo-Pak war of 1947-48. Sanjay, who has directed films like Kala Dhanda Goray Log (1986) and the lavish television show The Sword of Tipu Sultan has roped in his actor son Zayed Khan in the lead. Now, proving us right, Sanjay, during an interview with a leading daily, confirmed that the biopic is in the making and it will tell the courageous story of the Brigadier.
"I am working hard on the script because I want to make it as authentic as possible. I want to depict the Indian Army's bravery, and how they fought despite not being armed with sufficient artillery and equipment. The brigadier's story is one of courage and principle," Sanjay told.
Sanjay also confirmed that Zayed will be returning to the screen after Sharafat Gayi Tel Lene which released five years ago. Calling his son one of the most handsome actors in Bollywood, Sanjay told that the audience will rediscover him with the biopic. "He is one of the most handsome actors in the film industry. As a father, it is my duty to make a film for him. The audience will rediscover him in the movie," Sanjay added.
Talking about Brigadier Mohammad Usman, he is considered to be one of India's greatest soldiers. It is believed that during the Partition of India, he was pressurised to join the Pakistani army as their future Chief. But declining the offer, he remained loyal to India and was nicknamed as 'Lion Of Nowshera'. The brave-hearted Brigadier was killed while fighting Pakistani soldiers and militia in Jammu and Kashmir 12 days before his 36th birthday. He was later awarded the Maha Vir Chakra for his inspiring leadership and great courage.