Mahesh Babu to produce Telugu-Hindi bilingual
The film will start rolling this Summer and be released in 2020
Telugu actor Mahesh Babu has partnered with Sony Pictures International Productions for a Hindi-Telugu bilingual, Major. The collaboration marks the foray of his home production G Mahesh Babu Entertainment (GMB) into Hindi cinema and Sony Pictures' entry into Telugu cinema.
Inspired by the life of Ashoka Chakra awardee, National Security Guard commando Major Sandeep Unnikrishnan, who sacrificed his life during 26/11 attack at the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel in Mumbai, the film is directed by Shashikiran Tikka, who made his directorial debut last year with Goodachari. Adivi Sesh, who has earlier featured in and written films like Kshanam and Goodachari, is playing the titular role in the film.
"Mahesh and I are excited to bring an original story on a National hero's life. The honesty and vision of Sesh and Shashi echoed with us, and together with Sony Pictures, we have decided to tell this incredible story to the world," said Namrata Shirodkar Ghattamaneni, MD, GMB Entertainment.
Co-produced by Adivi Entertainment in association with Sharath Chandra and Anurag Reddy's A+S Movies, Major will start rolling this Summer and be released in 2020.