Vivek Agnihotri Announces ‘The Vaccine War’; Check Details

Mumbai: It was his 49th birthday and Vivek Agnihotri chose the special day to announce his next project – ‘The Vaccine War’.

“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,” Agnihotri wrote on social media and shared a poster of the film.

The film will be released on Independence Day next year in 11 Indian languages, which is a first, according to the director of the superhit ‘The Kashmir Files’.

“For the first time ever, an Indian film will be released in 11 Indian languages. At @i_ambuddha & @AAArtsOfficial it’s our humble initiative to help integrate the Indian film industry as one. #BharatKaApnaCinema.” Agnihotri wrote in another tweet.

The film, based on COVID-19 vaccine made in India, will be released in Hindi, English, Bengali, Punjabi, Bhojpuri, Kannada, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Gujarati and Marathi.

Sharing his thoughts on a unique story, Agnihotri said: “When The Kashmir Files was postponed during the COVID-19 lockdown, I started researching it (The Vaccine War). 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 the fastest, cheapest, and safest vaccine. I thought this story must be told so that every Indian can feel proud of their country.”

Agnihotri claimed that this will be India’s first pure science film “about a bio-war we had no idea about.”

Agnihotri had previously announced ‘The Delhi Files’, the third instalment of his anthology series. The Delhi Files, based on anti-Sikh riots of 1984, is scheduled to be released in 2024.

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