After a collection of digital exhibits, Applause Entertainment is about to foray into cinemas with Iftikhar. The movie will convey to life the story of one in every of India’s most embellished army officers – Major Mohit Sharma. The Para Special Forces Officer had infiltrated Hizbul Mujahideen below the alias of Iftikhar Bhatt. He was posthumously awarded the Ashok Chakra in 2009 for his brave feat.
Iftikhar is an adaptation of the primary chapter of Shiv Aroor and Rahul Singh’s guide India’s Most Fearless 2: More Military Stories of Unimaginable Courage and Sacrifice. The film shall be co-produced by Drishyam Films and can go on floors in September.
Sameer Nair, CEO, Applause Entertainment shared that the group was amazed by Major Mohit Sharma’s courageous story, and determined to convey alive the story so that each Indian will get to learn about it. In an announcement, Nair mentioned, “This is our second outing with Shiv and Rahul after Avrodh last year. We had acquired the rights to this story last year and look forward to partnering with Drishyam Films in presenting this incredible tale of unflinching courage and strength to the world.”
Applause Entertainment and @DrishyamFilms collaborate on ‘IFTIKHAR.’ A status film undertaking that can inform the valiant story of Ashoka Chakra awardee Major Mohit Sharma, who fearlessly infiltrated Hizbul Mujahideen below the alias of Iftikhar Bhatt. pic.twitter.com/ixQUvrQhol
— Applause Entertainment (@ApplauseSocial) January 22, 2021
Founder-producer of Drishyam Films Manish Mundra additional added that as filmmakers, it’s their obligation to establish such heroes, whose lives won’t simply encourage the present youth but additionally inform them concerning the sacrifices made by our Special Forces.
Writer Rahul Singh and Shiv Aroor in an announcement additionally talked about, “When we set out to tell the tale of Major Mohit Sharma, it was with astonishment that so few had even heard of such an incredible hero. The story is very close to our hearts and it has been our privilege to see his life through the eyes of his army comrades and his family. We cannot think of better hands in which to entrust this great story, and are thrilled it will now reach many millions more through film.”
Iftikhar is slated for an Independence Day 2022 launch.