Sidharth Malhotra has started work on his next film, Mission Majnu. The Student of the Year actor has shared a new picture revealing his co-star, Rashmika Mandanna.
Sharing the picture on Instagram, Sidharth wrote, “A special one with a special team. #MissionMajnu, day 1.” Both Sidharth and Rashmika can be seen holding the film scripts in hand. While Sidharth is seen in a shirt paired with a Nehru jacket with an all new haircut, Rashmika is in a salwar suit with her hair tied in a braid.
Mission Majnu will mark South actor Rashmika’s debut in Bollywood. She has already delivered quite a few hit Telugu and Kannada films, including Kirik Party, Devadas and Geetha Govindam. She recently featured in Badshah’s new music video, Top Tucker.
Set in the 1970s, the film is inspired by real events and follows the story of a Indian mission in Pakistan. The film will be shot extensively in Lucknow and Mumbai. Sidharth will be seen as a RAW agent who leads the mission. He said in a statement, “I am eager to revisit a mission that forever changed the relationship between India and Pakistan. I am looking forward to sharing this special film with everyone.”
Actors Sharib Hashmi and Kumud Mishra have also come on board for the upcoming espionage thriller.
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Rashmika said she chose Mission Majnu as her Bollywood debut as she connected with its story. “I am super excited to start my journey in Hindi cinema and to reach out to newer audiences. I am grateful to the makers for offering me Mission Majnu which is written beautifully.”
Written by Parveez Shaikh, Aseem Arrora and Sumit Batheja, Mission Majnu is the feature directorial debut of ad filmmaker Shantanu Bagchi.
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Actors Sidharth Malhotra and Rashmika Mandanna on Thursday commenced shooting for their upcoming film “Mission Majnu”.
Set in the 1970s, the film is inspired by real events and follows the story of India’s most courageous mission in the heart of Pakistan that forever changed the relationship between the two nations.
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“A special one with a special team. #MissionMajnu, day one,” Malhotra wrote alongside a picture, in which he is seen holding the script of the film with Madanna.
The 36-year-old actor will be seen as a RAW agent, who leads the mission.
Written by Parveez Shaikh, Aseem Arrora and Sumit Batheja, “Mission Majnu” is the debut directorial venture of ad filmmaker Shantanu Bagchi.
The director said the team is exciting production on the project.
“The entire team was eagerly waiting to shoot with Sid to begin the exciting journey that lies ahead. Finally that day is here,” Bagchi said in a statement.
“Mission Majnu” will mark Mandanna’s foray into Hindi movie industry. She is best known for starring in Kannada film “Anjani Putra” and Telugu title “Geetha Govindam”.
Producer Ronnie Screwvala, known for films like “Uri: The Surgical Strike” and “The Sky is Pink”, is producing the espionage thriller via his RSVP Movies along with “Bajrangi Bhaijaan” producer Amar Butala and Garima Mehta.A letter from the Editor
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