Aiyaary: Sidharth Malhotra, Manoj Bajpayee’s film banned in Pakistan

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Today, Sidharth Malhotra and Manoj Bajpayee‘s film ‘Aiyaary’ sees the lights of the theatres. However, the film failed to release in neighbouring country Pakistan. After ‘Baby‘ and ‘Naam Shabana’, this is Neeraj Pandey’s third film to have fallen prey to Pakistan’s disapproval. (Also Read: ‘Aiyaary’ actor Sidharth Malhotra opens up about his constant link-up news)

Brothers in arms at the Jaisalmer border.

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‘Aiyaary’, which calls itself a patriotic film, has taken queues from the infamous 2010 Adarsh Housing Society Scam that took place in 2010. In the film, however, the primary focus is on how corruption sneaks into even a system as rocksolid as Indian Army.

For some reason or the other, Bollywood films dealing with sensitive issues such as bureaucracy and intelligence often seem to fall under the scanner of Pakistani authorities. In fact, Akshay Kumar‘s last release ‘PadMan’ also faced a ban from Pakistan.

‘Aiyaary’ also stars Anupam Kher, Adil Shah and Naseeruddin Shah among others, in pivotal roles.