Sidharth Malhotra has a number of interesting films in the pipeline. Most of them are action-thrillers. Today (December 23), Sidharth announced one of his upcoming films. Titled Mission Majnu, the thriller will mark the Bollywood debut of Telugu and Kannada film actress Rashmika Mandanna. The actor, on social media, announced the film with its first poster.
Sharing the poster, Sidharth wrote. "The deadliest covert operation undertaken by our intelligence agency behind enemy lines ! Presenting the first look of #MissionMajnu." In the first look poster, the actor is seen holding a gun in his hand. In the background, a map showing Pakistan can be seen. It appears Mission Majnu will showcase Sidharth in a never-seen-before avatar. He will be playing a RAW agent on a mission.
— Sidharth Malhotra (@SidMalhotra) December 23, 2020
Mission Majnu marks the directorial debut of ad filmmaker Shantanu Bagchi. It will be written by Parveez Shaikh, Aseem Arrora and Sumit Batheja. The film will be backed by Ronnie Screwvala's RSVP and Guilty By Association.
Talking about Mission Majnu, Ronnie said, "There are 1000s of heroes who work behind the scenes to safeguard the interest of our country from other terror units and rogue nations. Their work often goes unnoticed and Mission Majnu is an attempt to bring their sacrifices and efforts to the forefront. Mission Majnu is a thrilling tale about one of the most daring and audacious operations in the history of RAW."
Producer Amar Butala added, "Mission Majnu is a compelling story about freedom and the price we pay for it. The film is a moving tale of patriotism and valour, but one which little is known about. I am delighted to have Sidharth and Rashmika as our lead cast- both of whom are strong performers and as excited by the script. I look forward to working with Ronnie and the team at RSVP on this film."
Garima Mehta, Producer at Guilty By Association shared, "This year cinema hit a pause across India, but audiences have consumed a lot of world class content on the OTT platform. We believe that Mission Majnu is packed with formidable content, strong characters, and a story that will bring audiences back to cinemas. As Producers, Amar and I researched this mission for more than 3 years and worked closely with our writers to portray this untold story in the most enthralling way."
Sidharth said, "Mission Majnu is a patriotic tale inspired by true events that celebrates the hard work of RAW agents who go out of their way to protect the citizens of our country. It is a privilege to tell the story of our brave agents, and 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."
Rashmika, who is known for films like Geetha Govindam, Dear Comrade and many more, spoke about her first Bollywood film and said, "I have been fortunate to receive so much love from audiences across languages. As an actor it is always the story of the film that I connect with, and the language of the film is never a barrier for me. I am grateful to the makers for offering me Mission Majnu which is written beautifully, and I am super excited to be part of a team that has so much passion. We are all working together to make it even more amazing. I am super excited to start my journey in Hindi cinema and to reach out to newer audiences."
Shantanu added, "It was primarily the script of Mission Majnu that appealed immensely to me. It is a rare and fresh story set in a genre that audiences are very excited to watch. The more I read about that era, whether it be about the ordinary citizens, the politics or the military - the more I was drawn into this world of espionage, and this mission. I am excited to bring this story to audiences across India and internationally."
Mission Majnu will go on floors in February 2021.