Sony Pictures International Productions is joining hands with Mahesh Babu for Telugu film, 'Major' based on the life of 2008 Mumbai terror attack martyr Sandeep Unnikrishnan. The bilingual film, which is the studio's foray into Telugu industry, will be made under the South star's production house G Mahesh Babu Entertainment (GMB). 'Major' is inspired by the life of Major Sandeep, the brave NSG commando, who saved several hostages during the 26/11 attack at the Taj Mahal Hotel in Mumbai and sacrificed his life for the nation.
Sandeep was decorated with the India's highest military honour in peacetime, the Ashoka Chakra. Actor Adivi Sesh will also play the lead and has also penned the film. Vivek Krishnani, MD, Sony Pictures Entertainment in India, said the team is looking forward to the project. “We are excited to partner with Mahesh and Namrata who are such creative forces and are equally thrilled to welcome them in the Hindi film industry. Sesh and Shashi make their debut in Hindi cinema and we absolutely love the passion with which they have envisioned 'Major',” he said.
Sony had previously joined hands with Malayalam star Prithviraj Sukumaran for 'Nine', which released February 7. The Malayalam film is a sci-fi horror thriller, with which the actor is making his production debut through his banner Prithviraj Production. The movie was co-produced by Sony Pictures India and marks the studio's maiden venture into the South industry.