Earlier, filmmakers Ajay Kapoor and Subhash Kale announced their ambitious “Garud” project, which will be staged on a grand scale to tell the inspirational story adapted from the real events of the Afghan rescue crisis. Now, Ajay Kapoor has signed international director Rotem Shamir for the big-budget project, making it his Indian film debut. Rotem Shamir is known for his globally acclaimed hits such as Fauda, Hit and Run and Hostages among others.
Garud presents a fictional depiction of the rescue mission in Afghanistan, based on the story of an ITBP officer and his special forces team. Ajay Kapoor and Subhash Kale, the filmmaking duo, crafted the best treatment for the ambitious film and thus made the best possible team.
Ajay Kapoor, who announced the director, said in a statement: “Garud is a huge project for me, I am emotionally driven by the film and want to give it the best possible treatment. Rotem Shamir is a renowned filmmaker and has a great experience in the sensitivities we seek for Garud. Rotem Shamir and I are planning various projects together as a team. Being from Israel and having done a show on hostage conditions, the understanding and vision he has will definitely help us We wanted someone to capture the emotional quotient and cater to international sensibilities because the subject matter has universal appeal.”
Subhash Kale explains, “From the beginning, we worked to put together the best possible team for Garud. We are exploiting all avenues, and I am really looking forward to this project.”
According to Rotem Shamir, “Garud is a very exciting film, although it focuses on the Indian aspect of history, it has a universal appeal that promises to connect with people everywhere. I was fascinated by the Indian entertainment content. the industry for a long time, so when Ajay Kapoor brought me this film, I knew I had to take it. Especially looking forward to working with Ajay Kapoor, who has been associated with so many varied films, I am really excited about the long-term association with Ajay Kapoor.