'Iftikhar' to be made by Drishyam Films & Applause Entertainment in the memory of Major Mohit Sharma

Applause Entertainment and Drishyam Films will co-produce a film dedicated to the life of Major Mohit Sharma, AC, SM who sacrificed his life while fighting terrorists in Jammu & Kashmir in 2009.

By Harkirpal Singh, Updated : Jan 22, 2021 14:25 IST
'Iftikhar' to be made by Drishyam Films & Applause Entertainment in the memory of Major Mohit Sharma
Major Mohit Sharma Iftikhar

Applause Entertainment and DrishyamFilms will collaborate on 'IFTIKHAR.' A prestige movie project that will tell the valiant story of Ashoka Chakra awardee Major Mohit Sharma, who fearlessly infiltrated Hizbul Mujahideen under the alias of Iftikhar Bhatt.

Major Mohit Sharma, AC, SM was an Indian Army Officer who was posthumously awarded the Ashoka Chakra, India's highest peacetime military decoration. Maj Sharma was from the elite 1st Para SF. He was martyred in action on 21 March 2009 while leading his Bravo Assault Team in the Kupwara district.

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The film will be an action-packed thriller covering the life of Major Mohit Sharma, focusing mainly on his infiltration of Hizbul Mujahideen under the alias of Iftikhar Bhatt. The film is due for release in August 2022.