Mumbai: Film lovers can look forward to the biography of Ashok Chakra awardee, Major Mohit Sharma, coming alive on the silver screen soon. Applause Entertainment and Drishyam Films have joined hands to create ‘Iftikhar,’ a movie on the valiant armyman’s life.
One of India’s most decorated military officers, Major Mohit Sharma, was a Para Special Forces Officer. He was posthumously awarded the Ashok Chakra in 2009.
He infiltrated terrorist outfit Hizbul Mujahideen under the alias of Iftikhar Bhatt. The film is an adaptation of the first chapter of Shiv Aroor and Rahul Singh’s book titled ‘India’s Most Fearless 2: More Military Stories of Unimaginable Courage and Sacrifice.’
Indian film critic and trade analyst Taran Adarsh shared the news about the upcoming film on his Twitter handle. “APPLAUSE - DRISHYAM JOIN HANDS... Applause Entertainment [makers of #Scam1992 and #CriminalJustice] and Drishyam Films to jointly produce a film... Titled #Iftikhar... Based on #AshokChakra awardee Major Mohit Sharma... Filming starts Sept 2021... #IndependenceDay 2022 release,” his tweet read.
Iftikhar is scheduled to begin filming in September 2021. It is slated for an Independence Day 2022 release.