- Applause Entertainment has joined hands with Drishyam Films for their upcoming movie titled ‘Iftikhar’
- The film, ‘Iftikhar’ is based on the life of the Ashok Chakra awardee, Major Mohit Sharma
- The film is an adaptation of the first chapter of Shiv Aroor and Rahul Singh’s book India’s Most Fearless 2: More Military Stories of Unimaginable Courage and Sacrifice
After a series of digital shows, Applause Entertainment is all set to foray into cinemas with Iftikhar. The film will bring to life the story of one of India’s most decorated military officers – Major Mohit Sharma. The Para Special Forces Officer had infiltrated Hizbul Mujahideen under the alias of Iftikhar Bhatt. He was posthumously awarded the Ashok Chakra in 2009 for his courageous feat.
Iftikhar is an adaptation of the first chapter of Shiv Aroor and Rahul Singh’s book India’s Most Fearless 2: More Military Stories of Unimaginable Courage and Sacrifice. The movie will be co-produced by Drishyam Films and will go on floors in September.
After the success of popular web series like Scam 1992 and Criminal Justice: Behind the Closed Doors, Applause Entertainment is all set to collaborate with Award-Winning Studios Drishyam Film for ‘Iftikhar’.
Founder-producer of Drishyam Films Manish Mundra further added that as filmmakers, they must identify such heroes, whose lives will not just inspire the current youth but also tell them about the sacrifices made by our Special Forces.
Writer Rahul Singh and Shiv Aroor in a statement also mentioned, “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”.