Did you know that Akshay Kumar’s spy movie is inspired by these actual Indian Airlines flight hijackings in the 80s?

Akshay Kumar’s Bell Bottom trailer was released yesterday, August 3, to an enthusiastic reception, with the audience and industry insiders going berserk by what seems like a thrilling plot, potential spy games, and most importantly, the right patriotic fervor, fit for an occasion like Indian Independence Day. However, did you notice a crucial warning in the trailer that really put the cat among the doves: “Inspired by true events”, similar to Akshay Kumar’s Airlift, an actor’s masterpiece, though not similar to another spy movie of his? , Baby, nothing less than a masterpiece in itself. So what exactly are these true events that have inspired Bell Bottom? Check them out below: Also Read – The Lunchbox and Shakuntala Devi Casting Director Seher Aly Latif Passes Away; Rajkummar Rao, Huma Qureshi and other stars express their grief

Then, according to the Bell Bottom trailer, the events take place in 1984, and the plot supposedly revolves around a covert mission to thwart the plans of a terrorist group that hijacked a plane, and according to what the former Prime Minister Indira interpreted Gandhi. by Lara Dutta, it says in the trailer, it is the seventh hijacking in five years, and truth be told, the 80s were famous for the hijackings of planes, due to the lax airport security, which everything changed after September 11. Sonam Kapoor’s Neerja was also based on the real-life hijacking of Pan Am Flight 73 in 1986. Read Also – Hush Hush: Juhi Chawla, Ayesha Jhulka, Soha Ali Khan, Kritika Kamra, Karishma Tanna, Shahana Goswami Team Up For An All-Women-Led Web Series On Women’s Day

Going back to Bell Bottom, from what we have collected through the trailer, there were two hijackings in 1984, the first being Indian Airlines flight IC-405, which was diverted to Lahore, Pakistan on July 6, and the second, Indian Airlines Boeing 736, some 40-45 days later, which was hijacked in Chandigarh en route from Delhi to Srinagar. Also Read – Republic Day 2021: Raazi, Swades, Airlift, Naya Daur – 8 Bollywood Movies That Subtly Presented Patriotism

In the first case, the hijackers released the passengers 22 hours later after a change of mind, but in the second case, the plane was diverted to three separate locations: Lahore and Karachi in Pakistan, followed by Dubai, United Arab Emirates, as they demanded the release of Sikh separatist leader Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale and five other accomplices. Reports suggest that after lengthy negotiations, the hijackers finally released the 79 passengers and six crew members, after five passengers were previously released in Lahore and two in Karachi.

As with any movie, Bollywood or otherwise, based on high-stakes real-life events, director Ranjit M. Tewari and producers Jackky Bhagnani and Deepshikha Deshmukh have undoubtedly dramatized certain events to make them visible to the public. audience, but based on what the trailer portrays, suffice it to say that Bell Bottom is based on the aforementioned events.

(Kidnapping information sourced from Beyond Bollywood)

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