Bollywood actor and producer Ajay Devgn on Sunday announced a film based on the June 15 gruesome attack on Indian soldiers by Chinese troops in Ladakh's Galwan Valley.
The movie will narrate the "story of the sacrifice of 20 Indian army men who fought the Chinese army".
While the title of the upcoming movie is yet to be set and it is unclear whether Devgn himself will don the army uniform to chronicle what unfolded on the fateful night, the announcement was enough to send the social media users into a tizzy.
IT'S OFFICIAL... #AjayDevgn to make film on #GalwanValley clash... The film - not titled yet - will narrate the story of sacrifice of 20 #Indian army men, who fought the #Chinese army... Cast not finalized... Ajay Devgn FFilms and Select Media Holdings LLP will produce the film. pic.twitter.com/yaM6rPcK7Z — taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) July 4, 2020
The incident led to a chorus of demands both on and off social and legacy media, calling for a ban on Chinese imports including products and apps.
Eventually, the Indian government banned 59 Chinese apps from being used in India including TikTok, CamScanner, Shein, ShareIt among others deeming them as a threat to the sovereignty of India.
Taking a cue from the ban, Twitterati imagined the climax of Ajay Devgn's movie.
Climax will be uninstalling tiktok. — PT (@lalu_sir_1) July 4, 2020
Many others were immediately reminded of another Bollywood star Akshay Kumar, who has carved a niche for himself by appearing in a number of patriotic, hyper-nationalistic cinema including Airlift, Rustom, Baby, Holiday: A Soldier Is Never Off Duty among others.
Did Devgn "steal" Akshay Kumar's thunder? Bollywood fans felt.
Akshay pic.twitter.com/JGMIke9qQR — ︎ ︎ ︎ ︎ ︎ ︎ ︎ ︎ ︎ ︎ ︎ ︎ ︎ ︎ ︎ ︎ ︎ ︎ ︎ ︎ ︎ ︎ ︎ ︎ ︎ (@varun_tyagi09) July 4, 2020
Ajay Devgn to make a film Galwan Valley face off not Akshay Kumar, because Akshay has already destroyed China by making Chandni Chowk to China — EngiNerd. (@mainbhiengineer) July 4, 2020
#AjayDevgn to make remake on Galwan clash Meanwhile Akshay kumar pic.twitter.com/0UW1JO6GKC — ️ (@TheGoodnews_Doc) July 4, 2020
#AjayDevgn to make movie on clash between India and China in Galwan Valley. This reminds me of the scene in the movie - Khakee, where the antagonist ajay devgan steals Aishwarya Rai and important documents from Akshay Kumar. pic.twitter.com/CjdRVk1kK5 — Raj (@damsharas) July 4, 2020
Several others were in disagreement of the movie altogether and called it a "shame" for making "profits" off martyrdom.
Trying to profit off martyrdom. What an absolute shame. — 🅱hargav (@ThatIndianGuy) July 4, 2020
These people have used Army's sacrifice and people's sentiments for their Business gain — Zzz (@_KingOfErrors) July 4, 2020
Milking money by nationalism this is bollywood propaganda😥 — Che (@praveen34562921) July 4, 2020