Siddharth Malhotra and Rashmika Mandana talk about their film Mission Majnu in a new interview. In this film, Siddharth plays the role of Tariq, an Indian spy in Pakistan, and Rashmika plays the role of a Pakistani Nasreen. Siddharth also talked about the comparisons of his film. Alia BhattKi Raazi (2018), and if his film perpetuates stereotypes of Pakistanis in Hindi films. Mission Majnoo was released on 20th January on Netflix. Also read: Mission Majnoo Movie Review
Mission Majnoo, set in the 1970s, is ‘inspired by true events’ according to the makers. it shows Siddharth Malhotra As a RAW agent, tasked with completing India’s ‘deadliest covert operation’ in Pakistan. After the trailer of the film was released earlier this year, a section of people compared it to Raazi. Set in 1971, the film starring Alia Bhatt and Vicky Kaushal was based on the life of a 20-year-old Kashmiri spy named Khamita, who is married to a Pakistani army officer (Vicky) so that she can provide any information to India. . The army
In a new interview, Siddharth addresses the comparison between Mission Majnu and Raazi. “It’s never a bad thing if people are trying to find a reference for a movie.Razi) is a good movie. It doesn’t feel like it (comparison) is such a dangerous thing. Yes, looking at the trailer the elements in the outer circle may look the same. It’s in the same decade (1970s), there are similar elements, but I think the experience is completely different. It is only fair to talk to people after January 20 (Mission Majnoo release date), once they watch the film… I think it is fair (comparison) and we will have a better discussion when the film releases. Can discuss it. Comparisons with a good film are always welcome, it’s not a bad thing,” Siddharth Malhotra told Film Companion.
Asked if his role in the film helped perpetuate stereotypes of Pakistanis in Hindi films, the actor said, “We have consciously tried in the writing that it never portrays a particular community. It should not be taken. I did a film recently Sher ShahWhich is based on India and Pakistan, and the war we fought, which is documented. Once you watch the film, consciously we never paid attention, except for maybe four scenes on the other side (Pakistan), it was purely about this side (India) and the journey of this man, (Army Captain) Captain Vikram. It was about Batra, who was sacrificing his life. So there is only one conscious effort (with the Missionaries), no personal animosity towards anyone, these are just documented historical points, the full facts of which we will never know, so you can probably define some characters. Have to do. x amount of time. And the shots they’re referring to (from the trailer) are meant to be tongue-in-cheek in the film. So, I think it will be a fair discussion when everyone watches the film… It’s never about a community or taking digs, which takes away from the film… Religion or community is never an issue in the film. do not have.”
Mission Majnoo is directed by Shantanu Bagchi and co-produced by Rooney Screwvala, Amar Butala and Garima Mehta. Siddharth had earlier shared some glimpses of his look in Mission Majnu. “Are you ready to meet this genius (are you ready?),” he captioned a poster in December 2022, “Insane story of a veteran agent). Meet this magician)?