Akshay Kumar announced his upcoming film Gorkha yesterday on social media which will tell the story of legendary war hero, Major General Ian Cardozo. The film is directed by Sanjay PS Chauhan and produced by Aanand L Rai and Himanshu Sharma. The actor shared two posters of the film as well. However, after a retired Indian Army officer pointed out errors in the poster, Akshay promised to ‘take utmost care’ maintain authenticity during shoot.
Major Manik M Jolly, a former officer of one of the Gorkha Rifles regiments, tweeted that the shape of the khukri (a type of machete) was incorrect on the Gorkha poster. He wrote, “Dear @akshaykumar ji, as an ex Gorkha officer, my thanks to you for making this movie. However, details matter. Kindly get the Khukri right. The sharp edge is on the other side. It is not a sword. Khukri strikes from inner side of blade. Ref pic of Khukri att. Thanks.” He also attached a photo of a khukri alongside the Gorkha poster to accentuate his point.
Dear Maj Jolly, thank you so much for pointing this out. We’ll take utmost care while filming. I’m very proud and honoured to be making Gorkha. Any suggestions to get it closest to reality would be most appreciated.
— Akshay Kumar (@akshaykumar) October 16, 2021
Akshay, was quick to apologize and replied on the tweet by writing, “Dear Maj Jolly, thank you so much for pointing this out. We’ll take utmost care while filming. I’m very proud and honoured to be making Gorkha. Any suggestions to get it closest to reality would be most appreciated.”
— Akshay Kumar (@akshaykumar) October 15, 2021
Gorkha is a film based on the life of Major General Ian Cardozo, who lost his leg in a landmine blast but overcame his disability to become the first war-disabled officer of the Indian Army to command a battalion and a brigade.