Adarsh scam: Real reason why Ministry Of Defence had issues with Aiyaary
It can now be told why the Censor Board asked the makers of Aiyaary to get a no-objection certificate from the Ministry Of Defence (MOD)
It can now be told why the Censor Board asked the makers of Aiyaary to get a no-objection certificate from the Ministry Of Defence (MOD). Neeraj Pandey's directorial venture, set against the Army backdrop, takes on Mumbai's Adarsh housing society scam, which rocked the state and forced the then state chief minister Ashok Chavan to resign in 2010.
The infamous Adarsh housing society was constructed in Colaba for war heroes and war widows. But top Army officials allegedly colluded with politicians and bureaucrats to break rules and allot flats to themselves at below market rates. Manoj Bajpayee, Sidharth Malhotra and Pooja Chopra starrer Aiyaary was screened for Army folk on Saturday, who suggested some modifications. Aiyaary received its censor certification on Tuesday.
Director Neeraj Pandey took to Twitter to share a photograph of the censor certificate. "Finally... this just arrived. All cleared for 'Aiyaary'... Thank you CBFC India. Thank you MOD. See you on February 16 in cinemas near you," Pandey wrote.
Set against the backdrop of army, the film features Sidharth Malhotra and Manoj Bajpayee playing the roles of army officers over a storyline that brings to the forefront corruption within the system.
Manoj is happy. "That's a green light for 'Aiyaary' with no more pitstops along the way! Thank you CBFC India and MOD," he wrote.
Rakul Preet Singh said: "And it's a smooth road ahead to 'Aiyaary'." It also features Anupam Kher, Naseeruddin Shah, Rakul Preet Singh and Pooja Chopra in pivotal roles.
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