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Confirmed: Sidharth Malhotra to topline RSVP Movies’ Mission Majnu

Sidharth Malhotra (Image: RSVP Movies/Twitter)

By: Mohnish Singh

By: Mohnish Singh

After much speculation, it has been confirmed that Bollywood star Sidharth Malhotra has been roped in to topline RSVP Movies’ next film. Titled Mission Majnu, the espionage thriller also stars popular South Indian actress Rashmika Mandanna who will make her Bollywood debut with the upcoming project.

Known for bankrolling such notable films as Kedarnath (2018) and Uri: The Surgical Strike, producer Ronnie Screwvala has collaborated with Amar Butala and Garima Mehta to produce Mission Majnu. Written by Parveez Shaikh, Aseem Arrora, and Sumit Batheja, the thriller will mark the directorial debut of award-winning ad filmmaker, Shantanu Bagchi.

Talking about the film, Sidharth Malhotra says, “Mission Majnu is a patriotic tale inspired by true events that celebrate 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 Mandanna, who is thrilled to have bagged such a plum project to make her Bollywood debut, shares, “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.”

Director Shantanu Bagchi adds, “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.”

Producer Ronnie Screwvala says, “There are thousands 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.”

Produced by RSVP and Guilty By Association, Mission Majnu is set to roll in February 2021.

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