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Aiyaary producers will come up with a positive result: Sidharth Malhotra


According to reports, since the movie is set against the army backdrop, the Defence Ministry wants to review the film before it is released.

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Actor Sidharth Malhotra, whose film Aiyaary is to be released on 9 February, is hopeful the movie will have a smooth journey to the screens. The film is yet to receive a censor certificate.

According to reports, since the movie is set against the army backdrop, the Defence Ministry wants to review the film before it is released. This comes after Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Padmaavat was viewed by a special panel of historians as part of the censor board's certification process.

Asked if these things will affect the way films are made and released, Malhotra said: "Our producers are tackling it. It's in the process. Each film has its own reasons. We have seen what happened with that film (Padmaavat). Our film doesn't have severe issues as far as I know after talking with my producers. I have full faith that our producers will come up with a positive result, so I don't see any issue with that. I hope that our film have smooth release."

The actor launched Oppo F5 special edition as their brand ambassador in Mumbai on Saturday (3 February).

On Aiyaary, which also stars Manoj Bajpayee, he said, "The experience of shooting the film has been wonderful. For the first time, I am playing an army and military intelligence officer in an army uniform. We shot this film in Kashmir, London, Delhi, Mumbai and Cairo, so it has got very wide landscape."

The actor added that he is both excited and nervous and hopes the audience will like it. "I am very excited and nervous for Aiyaary. Spy thriller is new zone for me and it is a very relevant film, so I am hoping the audience would like our film. I think with entertainment, audience can relate with the issue which we have shown in the film. So, our entire team of Aiyaary is looking forward for the release of the film," he said.

On rumours that Aiyaary could be released tax-free, Malhotra said, "No, we haven't spoken about it yet. But if that happens, it will be a great as more people will be able to enjoy the film. The result will come out only when the movie is released and the review comes out. According to me, the movie is very relevant, while it maintains the thriller vibe it also speaks about certain social issues."

The film, also featuring Anupam Kher, Naseeruddin Shah, Rakul Preet Singh and Pooja Chopra, is produced by Motion Picture Capital and directed by Neeraj Pandey.