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Ex-Gorkha Officer Points Out Mistake in the Poster of Akshay Kumar’s New Film ‘Gorkha’

Actor Akshay Kumar announced his next film Gorkha based on the life of Major General Ian Cardozo, an officer in the Gorkha regiment of the Indian army on Friday. However, soon after the announcement, a former Gorkha officer Major Manik M Jolly took to his social media to point out a mistake in the film’s first look poster.


He mentioned that the traditional knife, which is known as a Khukri, was carved in the opposite direction. Tagging Akshay Kumar, he wrote, “Dear Akshay Kumar ji, as an ex Gorkha officer, my thanks to you for making this movie. However, details matter. Kindly get the Khukri right. The sharp edge is on the other side. It is not a sword. Khukri strikes from inner side of blade.” He also attached a picture of the Khukri as a reference.

Responding to his tweet, Kumar thanked him and assured that they will be careful while filming the movie. “We’ll take utmost care while filming. I’m very proud and honoured to be making Gorkha. Any suggestions to get it closest to reality would be most appreciated,” the actor wrote on Twitter.

Earlier, Jolly had also called out the poster of Vicky Kaushal’s upcoming film Sam Bahadur, the biopic on Field Marshal Sam Manekshaw. He had written that the rank badges worn by the Field Marshal was black and not golden as shown in the poster. He went on to urge the filmmakers to get the details right.


Gorkha is an upcoming biographical movie based on Ian Cardozo, whose leg was critically injured after stepping on a landmine. According to the Indian Express, he used his own Khukri to amputate it. Cardozo went on to become the first disabled Indian officer to command a battalion and a brigade.

Aanand L Raai will be producing the film and Sanjay P Chauhan has been roped in the direct it.

Meanwhile, Akshay Kumar has multiple projects in the pipeline included Bachchan Pandey, Ram Setu, Atrangi Re and Prithviraj.