Mumbai: ‘The Kashmir Files’ director Vivek Ranjan Agnihotri, on Thursday, announced his next film ‘, The Vaccine War.’ Taking to Instagram, Vivek shared a film poster, which he captioned:
“ANNOUNCEMENT: Presenting’ THE VACCINE WAR’ – an incredible true story of a war that you didn’t know India fought and won with its science, courage & great Indian values. It will release on Independence Day, 2023. In 11 languages. Please bless us. #TheVaccineWar.”
Helmed by Vivek, the film has slated to hit the theatres on Independence Day 2023. Based on a true story, the official announcement of the star cast is still awaited. ‘The Vaccine War’ will be released in 11 languages worldwide. Soon after the director announced the film, fans swamped the comment section with fire emoticons. “Brilliant. Much deserved. Our scientists, researchers and country leadership really fought on war scale to deliver against all the naysayers, Anti-India Lutyens intellectual lobby and malicious propaganda by western media and pharma lobby. Extremely underrated achievement,” a fan commented. Another fan wrote, “Wow! This looks really interesting, will ruffle many feathers the way The Kashmir Files did. All the best!”
Speaking about the film, Vivek Ranjan Agnihotri said, “When The Kashmir Files was postponed during COVID lockdown, I started researching on it. Then we started researching with the scientists of ICMR & NIV who made our own vaccine possible. Their story of struggle and sacrifice was overwhelming and while researching we understood how these scientists fought a war waged against India not just by foreign agencies but even our own people. Yet, we won against superpowers by making fastest, cheapest and safest vaccine. I thought this story must be told so every Indian can feel proud of their country.”
Moreover, he further added, “This will be India’s first pure science film about a bio-war we had no idea about”. ‘The Vaccine War ‘will be facing a big Bollywood clash with John Abraham’s upcoming film ‘Tariq’, which is also based on a true story ANI reported.