Akshay Kumar announced the title and release date of his upcoming film. Titled Sky Force, it marks the acting debut of Veer Pahariya. The young lad, who has already become a sensation on social media, might not come from a film family, but he is well-connected with members of Tinsel Town.
For the unversed, Veer, whose maternal grandfather is the Former Chief Minister of Maharashtra, Sushilkumar Shinde, worked as an assistant director and body double on Varun Dhawan and Kriti Sanon's Bhediya. On November 25, 2022, he shared pictures from the film's set and wrote, "An unforgettable time as an assistant director and body double on my 5th - BHEDIYA (sic)."
That's not all. Rumours were rife that he was dating Saif Ali Khan and Amrita Singh's daughter Sara Ali Khan. The actress confirmed in an interview that he was the only person she ever dated. Sara made the statement after they broke up. "He's the only one I have dated. I have had no other boyfriends in my life," she said. Sara clarified that Veer didn't break her heart and they parted ways mutually.
On Koffee With Karan 7, Karan Johar invited Sara and Janhvi Kapoor for an episode together. He asked the Bollywood besties about their bond and association with the Pahariya siblings. Janhvi was reportedly dating Veer's brother Shikhar. They apparently broke up a couple of years ago and now, they are rumoured to be back together.
Karan said on Koffee With Karan 7, "I am tracking back to before the pandemic. I don't know the level of your friendship today, but I don't remember there being any. I remember that you both have dated siblings beforeâ¦" He continued, "I mean it was the past. You both dated two brothers. And the commonality between the three of us is that they both used to live in my building." Sara and Janhvi didn't reveal their names but it was evident that the filmmaker hinted at Veer and Shikhar Pahariya.
Sky Force is said to be an untold true story that captures the bravery, the emotion, the patriotism of all those men in uniform involved in India's first and deadliest airstrike at a time against Pakistan, against all odds.
Produced by Dinesh Vijan and Jyoti Deshpande, Sky Force is co-directed by Sandeep Kelwani and Abhishek Kapur and creatively produced by Amar Kaushik. The film will release on October 2, 2024.