The biopic on 26/11 martyr Major Sandeep Unnikrishnan was named as ‘Major’ and Telugu superstar Mahesh Babu will produce the movie.
'Major', a Hindi-Telugu bilingual will have actor Adivi Sesh as Major Sandeep Unnikrishnan. Mahesh Babu’s home banner Ghattamaneni Mahesh Babu Entertainment (GMB) in association with Sony Pictures will bankroll the project.
The deal marks Sony Pictures’ entry into the Telugu film industry as well as GMB’s entry into Hindi cinema.
Major Sandeep Unnikrishnan, the NSG commando, who saved several hostages during the 26/11 attack at the Taj Mahal Hotel in Mumbai and ended up sacrificing his life for the nation. He was awarded the Ashoka Chakra posthumously.
On the other hand, Adivi Sesh is busy wrapping 2 States, the Telugu adaptation of Chetan Bhagat’s book with the same title. The film marks the debut of actor Shivani, daughter of popular Telugu actors Rajasekhar and Jeevitha.