Ishaan Khatter’s upcoming film, Pippa is a first-of-its-kind war film, and now it’s all set to go on floors. Due to the pandemic, the shooting had to be kept on hold, now that the crew has been fully vaccinated, the Ishaan Khatter-starrer kicked off its first schedule in Amritsar today. Garud is based on The Burning Chaffees written by Brigadier Balram Singh Mehta and scored by Oscar-winning composer A.R. Rahman.

The makers took to social media to reveal the first look of the film. Pippa is an action-packed tank war film and Ishaan Khatter will be seen playing the role of real-life war veteran Brig Balram Singh Mehta. The tagline of the film: “1971: A Nation Comes of Age”, denotes the glorious chapter of Indian history that the film is set to bring to life. To commemorate the inaugural shoot, Brigadier Mehta himself was invited by the production houses to provide the inaugural slate clap. The film will also feature Mrunal Thakur, Priyanshu Painyuli and Soni Razdan in pivotal roles.

Producer Ronnie Screwvala says-

I’m happy that we’ve begun shooting for Pippa with Brigadier Balram Singh Mehta clapping the inaugural slate. Kicking off the schedule on such a positive note ensures a steady momentum throughout the course of the production. We’re raring to go with a brilliant ensemble cast and filmmaker Raja Krishna Menon, who has a savvy eye for war films.

Producer Siddharth Roy Kapur shares-

From the time I first heard this amazing story of the bravery and resilience of a family on the frontlines of a just war, I knew it had to be told. I am thrilled that with RSVP we have been able to give this story the sweeping canvas it deserves, and that we have an accomplished director like Raja and an amazing cast and crew, to bring this vision to life. The team is excited to hit the floors today and we hope to bring our audiences a very special cinematic experience in theatres next year.

Director Raja Krishna Menon shares-

I’m beyond excited to venture into the field with our amazing cast and crew. We’ve all been prepping hard for this day, and I cannot wait to bring this incredible story of valour and liberty to the audiences.

I am super excited to watch this film, can’t wait to see what the entire cast has in store for us.