The film is based on the life of one of India’s most decorated military officers, Major Mohit Sharma. The Para Special Forces Officer, who was posthumously awarded the Ashok Chakra in 2009, infiltrated Hizbul Mujahideen under the alias of Iftikhar Bhatt.
Iftikhar will be produced by Applause Entertainment in collaboration with Drishyam films. The production is all set to begin September 2021. The film is slated for an Independence Day 2022 release.