“Vishal has been planning to make a film on this incident since a very long time and his script, which reads like a taut thriller, is ready. After wrapping up Haider, an Indianised version of Hamlet, he might start working on this film.” A source close to Bhardwaj said.
Currently he was on the work of Haider in Kashmir. He want to take the film to be on the lines of the Hollywood thriller Argo directed by Ben Affleck. The Oscar-winning film revolved around a rescue operation of American forces held captive in Iraq. “Yes, the idea of making a film on the Khandahar hijack was developed into a script by him some time ago. He may revive the project soon.” says news. It happened on December 24, 1999, an Indian Airlines flight en route Kathamandu to New Delhi, was hijacked by gunmen shortly after it entered Indian airspace at about 17:30 IST. After touching down in Amritsar, Lahore and Dubai, the hijackers forced the aircraft to land in Kandahar, Afghanistan.