In the recent years, we have seen that either Akshay Kumar or Hrithik Roshan have released their films during the Republic Day weekend. While Akki released patriotic films like Baby and Airlift in the past during this national holiday period, Hrithik too tasted success with films like Agneepath and Kaabil that released during Republic Day weekend.

But, in 2018 youth icon Sidharth Malhotra will try his luck at the box office around the 26th January (Republic Weekend) period.

Neither Akshay Nor Hrithik; Sidharth's Film Booked For 2018's Republic Day Release
Neither Akshay Nor Hrithik; Sidharth’s Film Booked For 2018’s Republic Day Release

Ace filmmaker Neeraj Pandey is all set to gear up for his upcoming directorial venture which will feature Sidharth Malhotra and Manoj Bajpayee. After MS Dhoni, A Wednesday and Special 26 director Neeraj Pandey’s upcoming project based on true events, will be a 2018 Republic Day release.

Like Special 26, the 2013 crime thriller, which was inspired by the 1987 Opera House heist where a group posing as CBI officers executed an income tax raid on Mumbai jewelry and took off with “samples“ of jewelry and cash, this drama too is based on true events.

Not Akshay Kumar, But Sidharth Malhotra Will Have A Republic Day Release In 2018
Not Akshay Kumar, But Sidharth Malhotra Will Have A Republic Day Release In 2018

It revolves around the relationship between a mentor and a protégé. “These incredible characters exist and the incident actually happened. Neeraj was looking to explore a different kind of a story after MS Dhoni: The Untold Story. He has put together a great ensemble cast, along with Sidharth and Manoj,” said an insider.

The story is set in Delhi, London, and Kashmir. Neeraj who likes to shoot in real locations will be shooting parts of it in the Valley. It goes on the floors in May.

Sidharth Malhotra will be next seen Reload opposite Jacqueline Fernandez. The film is directed by Raj Nidimoru and Krishna DK, who previously helmed movies like Happy Ending, Shor In The City and Go Goa Gone. Produced by Fox Star Studios, Reload is slated to release on 25th August 2017.

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