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 makers on Saturday announced that the shoot of the movie has commenced today in Lucknow.
However, Rashmika Mandanna has not yet joined Sidharth in Lucknow, and the ‘Student Of The Year’ actor will be shooting the scenes alone, for the couple of days. Reportedly, Rashmika will join Sidharth later.
The RSVP Movies took to their official Instagram and Twitter handles, and shared a picture of the clap board from the first day of the shoot. They wrote, “The first chapter of one of India’s deadliest covert operations begins today! #MissionMajnu commences shoot in Lucknow”.
Rashmika also took to her Instagram stories and said, “Ahhhhh… My boys start rolling today. All the bestest y’all. Have fun without me!”
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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.