Minutes after Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan announced that his government would release Indian Air Force Wing Commander Abhinandan who was taken captive, Bollywood – like the rest of the country – welcomes the good news with gusto.
“Yesterday I tried to call (Prime Minister) Narendra Modi to say that we don’t want escalation. Our push for de-escalation doesn’t mean we are afraid,” Imran Khan had said. “We have an Indian pilot. As a peace gesture, we will release him tomorrow.”
According to Times of India, Wing Commander Abhinandan was captured after aerial combat between Indian and Pakistani fighter planes.