An Indian aircraft was hijacked in the year 1999 to Kandahar in Afghanistan. This hijack was shocking news to the whole world. Now a Malayalam film is being made based on this real incident. The film is titled Kandahar. Major Ravi who is directing this film said,” The hijack of the Indian plane in 1999 created a big ripple throughout the world. I have planned to make a Malayalam film based on this incident. I have titled this film as Kandahar. Mohanlal and Amitabh Bachchan are acting in this film.The story discussion of this film was held in Cochin. Mohanlal and Amitabh Bachchan also participated in this discussion. Amitabh Bachchan liked this story very much and said that he is willing to act in this film. This is Amitabh’s first Malayalam film.
The shooting is likely to commence in the month of June, July or August according to the convenience of Amitabh. He is donning the role of a father of a passenger who is hijacked. Scenes pertaining to him will be shot in Mumbai or Delhi airports. He will come in the second half of the film. His role is meatier. I am also in search of a young Tamil actor to act in this film. Earlier Kamal Haasan was supposed to do the role. The heroine is not yet finalized. Anaya who acted in Nadodigal is under consideration.”
Major Ravi had earlier directed Kirthi Chakra ( Aran in Tamil) and Mission 90 days.