Saiee Manjrekar who made her Bollywood debut opposite Salman Khan in Dabangg 3 has bagged her second film. She will be starring in a Telugu and Hindi bilingual flick titled Major directed by Sashi Kiran Tikka. The film is Sony Pictures Films India in association with Telugu Superstar Mahesh Babu’s GMB Entertainment and A+S Movies. Saiee will be seen alongside Adivi Sesh who plays the titular role and Sobhita Dhulipala.
Confirming the report, Saiee said in a statement, “For me, what matters is the script and the impact the character has in the overall narrative. Once you deep dive in the dissection of the character, there are so many beautiful emotions that as an actress I can explore. This is what I saw in the script of Major which is why when it was offered to me, I instantly said a ‘yes’ to it. I am open to working even down South and this one is a bilingual shot simultaneously in two languages. I can’t wait to start shooting for the film.”
While Sashi said, “Casting right is the base for good direction. When we watched her work, we felt that Saiee Manjrejar fit the bill perfectly.”
He further added about the tragic event of 26/11 on which the movie is based. Tikka said, “None of us was present when the incident happened. All we know is what was in the news at that time. The challenge lies in bringing authenticity to our imagination of what happened in reality, and the pressure lies in showing it in a feature film style rather than a documentary style.”
Major is eyeing for a Summer 2021 release.