Saiee Manjrekar roped in for 'Major' co-starring Adivi Sesh

Saiee Manjrekar made her big Bollywood debut opposite Salman Khan in ‘Dabangg 3’. Post that, the actress didn’t announce any films. Now, we hear that she has been roped in to play an important role in ‘Major’, helmed by Sashi Kiran Tikka.

Speaking about the film, it will be shot simultaneously in Telugu and Hindi. It is inspired by the life of NSG commando Sandeep Unnikrishnan, who was martyred in the 26/11 Mumbai terrorist attacks in 2008.

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The film stars Adivi Sesh and Sobhita Dhulipala in pivotal roles. Saiee will begin shooting for the film next month in Hyderabad. So far, more than 50 percent of the filming is done.

Talking about signing ‘Major’, Saiee said, “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.”

The director stated, “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, “None of us were present when the incident happened. All we know is what was in the news 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.”

The film will hit the big screen in 2021.