Aiyaary motion poster: Sidharth Malhotra, Manoj Bajpayee star in Neeraj Pandey's next
Aiyaary will feature Sidharth Malhotra as an army espionage agent and Manoj Bajpayee as his mentor.
Since filmmaker Neeraj Pandey's third directorial with Akshay Kumar Crack has been postponed to later next year owing to Kumar's busy shooting schedule, Pandey has announced his next film with Sidharth Malhotra and Manoj Bajpayee.
Titled Aiyaary, the film will revolve around the relationship of a mentor and his protege, played by Bajpayee and Malhotra respectively. Malhotra is excited to collaborate with Pandey for the first time as he will be seen playing an army espionage agent in the film. Malhotra took to Twitter to unveil the motion poster of the film.
— Sidharth Malhotra (@S1dharthM) April 6, 2017
DNA quotes him as saying, "I am really excited to announce this new project with Neeraj. Neeraj’s films have always been inspired from true events and I have admired his films from the beginning as he is a content-driven director with an amazing story-telling ability. Aiyaary is also based on a story of true events and I am thrilled to venture into this new role of espionage and military intelligence with him.”
This will also mark Bajpayee's first collaboration with Malhotra. The former has collaborated with Pandey twice, in his 2013 heist crime thriller Special 26 and in his production that released last month, Shivam Nair's action thriller Naam Shabana.
Bajpayee has yet another film, Ram Gopal Varma's political drama Sarkar 3 lined up for release next month on 12 May. Malhotra is also gearing up for Raj and DK's action entertainer Reload slated to release on 25 August. He is currently shooting for Abhay Chopra's remake of his father BR Chopra's 1969 film Ittefaq. He is also considering a film under Salman Khan's production house.
The Times of India reports that Aiyaary will be shot on real locations in London, New Delhi and Kashmir. The leading lady and other supporting actors of the film have not been finalised yet. It will go on floors in May and is slated to release on 26 January, 2018.
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