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Capsule Gill Star Cast: Akshay Kumar and Parineeti Chopra Reunite with Ensemble Cast

Capsule Gill

Bollywood’s Khiladi Akshay Kumar is all set to kick-off shooting of his upcoming project Capsule Gill, which is a biographical drama film based on chief mining engineer Jaswant Singh Gill. The actor was recently seen in historical action drama Samrat Prithviraj which turned-out-to be a disaster at Box -office.

Akshay is busy with his upcoming projects including Amazon Prime’s action adventure film Ram Setu, Mission Cinderella, and an untitled Hindi remake of Suriya and Paresh Rawal starrer Tamil drama film Soorarai Pottru.

Capsule Gill Star Cast

Khiladi Kumar will play the titular role as Jaswant Singh Gill in the film while “Ishaqzaade ” fame Parineeti Chopra is playing the female lead in the film which marks her second pair-up with Akshay Kumar following 2019 war film Kesari.

Parineeti was last seen in Amole Gupte directorial biographical drama film based on India shuttler Saina Nehwal. Besides the said actors, Ravi Kishan, Dibyendu Bhattacharya, Ananth Mahadevan, Varun Badola and Rajesh Sharma have also been roped to play key roles in the film.

About the Film 

Based on 1989 Raniganj Coal Mining Tragedy, the film is being directed by Tinu Suresh Desai, best known for directing Sharman Joshi and Meera Chopra starrer 2016 horror film 1920: London.

The film is backed by Jackky Bhagnani and Vashu Bhagnani’s Pooja Entertainment and is being co-produced by Ajay Kapoor. The pre-production of the film has been completed and the team will fly to the United Kingdom on June 29 to start the shoot on July 4.

Shooting will be started in July, Pre production completed, Team will fly to UK on June 29 to start shoot in first week of July 2022 (4 July). The official announcement regarding this film is yet to be happened.

Who was Jaswant Singh Gill a.k.a. Capsule Gill?

Jaswant Singh Gill, on whom the biographical film is going to be made was an Amritsar-based chief mining engineer who saved the life of 65 miners trapped inside a flooded coal mine in Raniganj of West Bengal in 1989 by his capsule technique.

After an illustrious career spanning over 33 years, he retired as the Executive Director (Safety and rescue) from Bharat Coking Coal Limited (BCCL) Dhanbad in 1998.  

He was awarded  the “Sarvottam Jeevan Raksha Padak” by the President of India, Ramaswamy Venkataraman in November 1991. A Chowk on the Majitha Road in Punjab was also named after him as “Capsule Gill Er Jaswant Singh Gill Memorial Chowk”.

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