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Akshay gets Khukri wrong in 'Gorkha' poster; reaches out to Major who pointed it out

Responding to the Twitter post, Akshay Kumar thanked former Gorkha regiment officer, Major Manik Jolly, for pointing out the discrepancy in the poster. 

Akshay gets Khukri wrong in Gorkha poster; reaches out to Major who pointed it out
New Delhi, First Published Oct 17, 2021, 12:52 PM IST

Bollywood Actor Akshay Kumar has responded to former Gorkha regiment officer Major Manik Jolly concerning a glaring error pointed out by the latter in the poster of his upcoming movie 'Gorkha' on Saturday. 

Major Manik Jolly had pointed out an error in the representation of the 'Khukri' used by Gorkhas. Pointing out that the Khukri was not a sword, the retired officer said that the weapon has a sharp edge on one side and strikes from the "inner side of the blade".

Responding to the Twitter post, the actor thanked the veteran Gorkha regiment officer for pointing out the discrepancy in the poster. 

Stating that he was proud of making a movie honouring the Gorkhas, Akshay said that he would appreciate more suggestions to keep the details in the film closest to reality.

Akshay had released the poster of his forthcoming film on October 15, wherein he announced that he would be essaying the role of war hero Major General Ian Cardozo.

The movie is being directed by National award-winning director Sanjay Puran Singh Chauhan. The film also sees Akshay reuniting with producer Aanand L Rai for the third time.

Who is Major General Ian Cardozo?

Major General Ian Cardozo was deployed with the 5 Gorkha Rifles in the 1971 war with Pakistan. 

During the 13-day war, the then Major Cardozo was part of the Indian Army's first heliborne operation during the battle of Sylhet. He was referred to as 'Cartoos sahib' by his Gorkha regiment soldiers, who found it difficult to pronounce the name Cardozo. 

He had to cut off his leg with his Khukri when he stepped on a landmine after the fall of Dhaka. Nevertheless, Major General Cardozo overcame his disability to become the first disabled officer to command an infantry battalion and a brigade. After him, three more disabled officers became army commanders; one even became a vice-chief.

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