Shahid Kapoor to Make His OTT Debut With Netflix

Shahid Kapoor is the latest Bollywood star to join the OTT bandwagon. He is all set to make his OTT debut with a big action-packed thriller film based on Operation Cactus. If we go by the industry insider’s report, Shahid Kapoor has signed a multi-film deal with the online streaming giant, Netflix.

This movie is expected to go on floors in mid-2021, after the completion of his film, Jersey. In this untitled project, Shahid will be portraying the character of Brigadier Farukh Bulsara. Who was the mainstay of the Operation Cactus. The story is based on Operation Cactus that the Indian government launched in the Maldives Islands in 1988.

The Netflix film is going to be directed by Aditya Nimbalkar, who is also making his directorial debut with the Shahid starrer action-thriller film. He has earlier assisted Vishal Bhardwaj in films such as

  • Kaminey
  • Haider
  • Rangoon

For the uninitiated, Operation Cactus was the name of operation, that was launched by the Government of India to prevent coup d’état by a group of Maldivian businessman Abdullah Luthufi. He was also joined by armed mercenaries of a Tamil secessionist organisation from Sri Lanka, the People’s Liberation Organisation of Tamil Eelam (PLOTE). This coup d’état was averted by the Indian Special forces and the Indian Navy. The Year was 1988 and the then president of Maldives was Maumoon Abdul Gayoom.

Shahid Kapoor on the work Front

He is currently working on the film:  Jersey. It’s a remake of Telugu movie with the same name. The actor essays the role of a cricketer. The shooting for the film is currently halted due to the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic, earlier this year.

Shahid Kapoor, Operation Cactus, Netflix

Veteran actor Pankaj Kapur will also be featuring in the movie Jersy. Father and son together on the screen would definitely be a treat to watch. Vikas Bahl’s Shaandaar, is the last movie we see the father son due together

The film revolves around a father named Arjun (Nani), a talented but failed cricketer, who decides to return to cricket in his late thirties because of his desire to represent the Indian cricket team and fulfil his son’s wish of an Indian jersey as a gift. How he makes it big despite being limited by his age forms the essence of the story.

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