A film on the life of late Major Mohit Sharma is on the cards. Para Special Forces officer Major Mohit Sharma convinced the Hizbul Mujahideen terrorists that he wanted to attack the Indian Army. He told them that his brother was killed by Indian security personnel in the year 2001 and fooled them that he was Iftikhar Bhatt.
The reports suggest that the cast, title, and other details of the film are yet to be announced but the film is expected to go on floors in September and is set to release on Independence Day in 2022.
It was also said that the film is tentatively titled ‘'Iftikhar'. The film is an adaptation of the first chapter of Shiv Aroor and Rahul Singh’s book named India's Most Fearless 2: More Military Stories Of Unimaginable Courage And Sacrifice. The film is produced by Applause Entertainment and Drishyam Films.
Sameer Nair of Applause Entertainment confirmed the news saying, “We were amazed by the bravado that Major Mohit Sharma displayed in Shopian, and immediately knew that this is a story that needs to be told to, and known by, every Indian."
Manish Mundra, founder-producer of Drishyam Film said, "When we came across the chapter of Major Mohit Sharma, it intrigued us. I believe it's our duty as filmmakers to identify such heroes whose lives will not just inspire the current youth but also tell them about the sacrifices made by our special forces."
Major Mohit Sharma was a Para Special Forces Officer, who was awarded the Ashok Chakra in 2009. He went undercover and fooled Hizbul Mujahideen under the alias of Iftikhar Bhatt. He was unfortunately martyred in action on March 21, 2009, while he was leading the Bravo Assault team in the Kupwara district.