After Padmaavat, Aiyaary fails to get clearance; to be first reviewed by Defence Ministry

Updated: 02 February, 2018 14:01 IST | mid-day online correspondent | Mumbai

Only a week away from its release, Neeraj Pandey's espionage thriller Aiyaary has run into trouble with the CBFC

Sidharth Malhotra and Manoj Bajpayee
Sidharth Malhotra and Manoj Bajpayee in a still from the film, 'Aiyaary'.

Only a week away from its release, Neeraj Pandey's espionage thriller Aiyaary has run into trouble with the CBFC (Central Bureau of Certification). Next in line after the much controversial Padmaavat, Aiyaary is still awaiting clearance on its Film print.

A source close to the development shares, "Since Aiyaary is set against the army backdrop, the Defence Ministry wants to review the film." The film which revolves around a plot that showcases corruption within the system has been put under screening by the Defence Ministry.

With the latest turn of events, team Aiyaary is in distress as the failure of garnering a censor certification has resulted in the film's overseas release in question. 

'Aiyaary' revolves around two strong-minded army officers having completely different views, yet right in their own ways. The film portrays Sidharth Malhotra as an army officer sharing a mentor-protege bond with Manoj Bajpayee. The movie also stars Anupam Kher, Naseeruddin Shah, Rakul Preet Singh, Pooja Chopra in pivotal roles.

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First Published: 02 February, 2018 14:00 IST

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