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After having a string of unsuccessful films in the past few years and being written off by many, actor Sidharth Malhotra finally had the perfect redemption recently in the form of Shershaah. The actor's latest release that came on Amazon Prime Video went on to be received amazingly well by both critics and viewers alike. Suddenly, after this success, Malhotra has now went on to be a bankable actor again and has multiple projects lined up too.
He went on to talk about it recently where Malhotra says his character of a RAW agent in his upcoming film Mission Majnu has much more to offer than conventional action sequences.
The film marks the feature directorial debut of ad filmmaker Shantanu Bagchi and is produced by Ronnie Screwvala of RSVP, and Amar Butala and Garima Mehta (Guilty By Association Media).
According to the makers, Mission Majnu is inspired by real events set in the 1970s and follows the story of India’s most courageous mission in the heart of Pakistan that forever changed the relationship between the two nations.
He said, “This is a film inspired by true events. It’s about an important mission that RAW did. It is more of a thriller than action. This is the first time I am playing a spy agent but it is not a James Bond character.
“I am somebody who keeps manipulating people to get information out. In that manipulation, I got an opportunity to play various shades that I had not in the past. It’s a tone and world that is completely fresh. I have not done a period film before. It was a new experience,” Malhotra told.
Penned by Parveez Shaikh and Aseem Arrora of Bellbottom fame and Luv Shuv Tey Chicken Khurana writer Sumit Batheja, Mission Majnu also marks the Bollywood acting debut of south star Rashmika Mandanna.
“We are fortunate to have her in the film and introduce her to the Hindi audience. She is extremely talented and expressive. I saw her work in films but to see her as a co-actor was interesting. Our pairing will be fresh,” he added.
Apart from this, Mahotra will also be seen in the slice-of-life comedy Thank God, co-starring Ajay Devgn and Rakul Preet Singh.