11 Feb 2021: 'Mission Majnu': Sidharth Malhotra, Rashmika Mandanna reveal first look
Sidharth Malhotra has begun the shooting of his upcoming thriller Mission Majnu.
His leading lady is Rashmika Mandanna, who is a known name in the South Indian film industry.
Malhotra has shared the first look on social media, where the actor is seen standing alongside Mandanna with both of them holding the film's script.
Here are more details on this.
Post: A special one with a special team, says Malhotra
Sharing the first look on his Instagram handle, Malhotra wrote, "A special one with a special team. #MissionMajnu, day 1."
While Malhotra can be seen sporting a plain shirt paired with a Nehru jacket and a new hairstyle, Mandanna can be seen wearing a salwar suit with neatly braided hair.
The post earned a lot of love from their fans, garnering thousands of likes.
Fact: Here is what Malhotra posted
Movie: 'Mission Majnu': An espionage thriller set in the 70s
The much-anticipated film is inspired from real events and follows the story of an Indian mission in Pakistan during the 1970s.
It will be extensively shot in Lucknow and Mumbai, with Malhotra essaying the role of a R&AW agent leading the mission.
The film will also star actors Sharib Hashmi and Kumud Mishra.
It marks the feature directorial debut of ad filmmaker Shantanu Bagchi.
Fact: This is what Malhotra said about 'Mission Majnu'
In a statement about the movie, Malhotra said, "I am eager to revisit a mission that forever changed the relationship between India and Pakistan. I am looking forward to sharing this special film with everyone (sic)."
Career: Hindi film debut for Mandanna
Mission Majnu will also mark the Bollywood debut for Mandanna.
She is a known name in the southern film industry, with big Telugu and Kannada films like Kirik Party, Devadas and Geetha Govindam to her credit.
She also recently featured in rapper Badshah's new music video, Top Tucker.
The details of her character in the film have been kept under the wraps.
Fact: Super excited to start my Hindi film journey: Mandanna
"I am super excited to start my journey in Hindi cinema and to reach out to newer audiences. I am grateful to the makers for offering me Mission Majnu which is written beautifully," Mandanna reportedly said about the project.