Sidharth Malhotra, whose film Aiyaary is set for release on February 9 was yet to receive a censor certificate is hopeful the movie will have a smooth journey to the screens.
According to reports, since the movie is set against the army backdrop, the Defence Ministry wants to review the film. This comes after Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Padmaavat was viewed by a special panel as part of the censor board’s certification process.
If the reports are to be believed the movie is now releasing on 16th February. The defence ministry has suggested 4-5 crucial cuts and the talks are on with the makers. Neeraj Pandey can either approach court or cut the scenes; both cases will take time.
Asked if these things will affect the way films are made and released, Sidharth said here: “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.”
On rumours that Aiyaary could be released tax-free, Sidharth 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, Rakulpreet Singh and Pooja Chopra, is produced by Motion Picture Capital and directed by Neeraj Pandey.