After a sequence of digital exhibits, Applause Leisure is ready to foray into cinemas with Iftikhar. The movie will carry to life the story of certainly one of India’s most embellished navy officers – Main Mohit Sharma. The Para Particular Forces Officer had infiltrated Hizbul Mujahideen beneath 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 e-book India’s Most Fearless 2: Extra Army Tales of Unimaginable Braveness and Sacrifice. The film shall be co-produced by Drishyam Movies and can go on flooring in September.
Sameer Nair, CEO, Applause Leisure shared that the staff was amazed by Main Mohit Sharma’s courageous story, and determined to carry alive the story so that each Indian will get to find out about it. In a press release, Nair mentioned, “That is our second outing with Shiv and Rahul after Avrodh final 12 months. We had acquired the rights to this story final 12 months and look ahead to partnering with Drishyam Movies in presenting this unimaginable story of unflinching braveness and power to the world.”
Applause Leisure and @DrishyamFilms collaborate on ‘IFTIKHAR.’ A status film undertaking that can inform the valiant story of Ashoka Chakra awardee Main Mohit Sharma, who fearlessly infiltrated Hizbul Mujahideen beneath the alias of Iftikhar Bhatt. pic.twitter.com/ixQUvrQhol
— Applause Leisure (@ApplauseSocial) January 22, 2021
Founder-producer of Drishyam Movies Manish Mundra additional added that as filmmakers, it’s their responsibility to determine such heroes, whose lives won’t simply encourage the present youth but additionally inform them in regards to the sacrifices made by our Particular Forces.
Author Rahul Singh and Shiv Aroor in a press release additionally talked about, “Once we got down to inform the story of Main Mohit Sharma, it was with astonishment that so few had even heard of such an unimaginable hero. The story may be very near our hearts and it has been our privilege to see his life by way of the eyes of his military comrades and his household. We can not consider higher fingers by which to entrust this nice story, and are thrilled it’s going to now attain many thousands and thousands extra by way of movie.”
Iftikhar is slated for an Independence Day 2022 launch.