Sidharth Malhotra and Manoj Bajpayee will be seen on screen for the first time inAiyaary which is being helmed by Neeraj Pandey. The movie is based on a true incident involving two army officers. While Manoj will be seen as the mentor, Sidharth will be playing his protégé and both are two strong-minded individuals who have completely different views but are right in their own way.
The team was in Kashmir for a quick seven-day schedule and according to a leading tabloid, they interacted with the locals as well as the army in the Valley. A source stated, “It was humbling to witness the difficult conditions in which the jawans lived and the constant danger they faced. For the jawans too, interacting with Sid and Manoj and posing for pictures with them was a wonderful experience.”
They all had a smooth and safe filming experience in Kashmir. “Given the kind of films Neeraj and Friday Filmworks always make, people everywhere have faith that he will not misrepresent the locals or the state as a whole. The authorities were extremely supportive given the sensitivity of the story and the shooting locations and it was a wonderful experience for everybody involved,” added the source.
The filmmaker is now in the outskirts of Delhi where they are shooting for the next three weeks and will then shoot in Mumbai, London and Oman, respectively.
Aiyaary is slated to release on January 26, 2017. The movie will be clashing with Rajinikanth and Akshay Kumar’s 2.0.