After backing films like ‘Uri: The Surgical Strike’ Ronnie Screwvala has now collaborated with Producers Amar Butala and Garima Mehta to produce ‘Mission Majnu’, a film on India’s most ambitious covert operation.
The film is inspired by real events set in the 1970s and is the story of India’s most courageous mission in the heart of Pakistan that forever changed the relationship between the two nations. Written by Parveez Shaikh, Aseem Arrora and Sumit Batheja, the thriller stars Sidharth Malhotra as a RAW agent who leads the mission.
This film marks two important firsts – it will be south superstar Rashmika Mandanna’s highly anticipated Bollywood debut and the directorial debut of award winning ad filmmaker, Shantanu Bagchi. The shoot of the movie had commenced on February 6th in Lucknow.
And now on Thursday, Sidharth shared the first glimpse of himself and his beautiful co-star Rashmika. In the photo, Sidharth is donning a grey kurta-pajama and a vasket, while Rashmika opted for a green salwar kameez. She is also wearing golden bangles to complete the look. The duo is flashing their bright smiles as they pose for the camera with the script copies of ‘Mission Majnu’ in their hands.
Sidharth captioned the photo as, “A special one with a special team. #MissionMajnu, day 1”. Rakul Preet commented on her ‘Thank God’ co-star’s post and wrote, “Goood luck sid boy”. Filmmaker Milap Zaveri said, “Best of luck my friend”.
The ‘Student of the Year’ fame actor also took to his Instagram stories, and shared a sneak peek of himself getting a haircut. He wrote, “Getting set for #MissionMajnu”.
Rashmika also shared the first look on her social media handles and captioned it as, “Ahhhh… I sooooo can’t wait to join my team. Let the mission start!!! #MissionMajnu”. Raashii Khanna commented on Rashmika’s post and said, “All the best love!”
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Producer Ronnie Screwvala had earlier 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 whose previous films include ‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan’, ‘Kesari’ and the critically acclaimed ‘Love Sonia’ 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.”
Sidharth Malhotra had 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.”
‘Mission Majnu’ is produced by RSVP and Guilty By Association.