Mumbai, Feb 6: The makers of “Aiyaary” on Tuesday received a green signal for release from the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC). It will now hit the screens on February 16.
The movie was due to have a clash with “Pad Man” on Friday.
According to a statement issued on behalf of the makers, after the CBFC reviewed the film, a screening of “Aiyaary” was held for the Ministry of Defence last week on the censor board’s instruction.
The screening resulted in prescribed modifications to the film, following which “Aiyaary” received a U/A cerificate from CBFC on Tuesday.
Director Neeraj Pandey took to Twitter to share a photograph of the censor certificate. Expressing his joy on Twitter,he wrote, “Finally… this just arrived. All cleared for ‘Aiyaary’… Thank you CBFC India. Thank you MOD. See you on February 16 in cinemas near you,”.
Finally… this just arrived. All cleared for #AiyaaryOnFeb16 now! Thank you #CBFCIndia. Thank you MOD. See you on Feb 16 in cinemas near you!
@S1dharthM @BajpayeeManoj @Rakulpreet @Pooja_Chopra_ @AnupamPkher @ShitalBhatiaFFW @RelianceEnt @aiyaary @adgpi @PenMovies @currentshah pic.twitter.com/TdHIFjQHJZ
— Neeraj Pandey (@neerajpofficial) February 6, 2018
Aiyaary’s official handle also tweeted, “Thank you #CBFCIndia! Thank you MOD! The final countdown for #AiyaaryOnFeb16 begins now!”
Thank you #CBFCIndia! Thank you M.O.D! The final countdown for #AiyaaryOnFeb16 begins now! @neerajpofficial @S1dharthM @BajpayeeManoj @Rakulpreet @Pooja_Chopra_ @AnupamPkher #NaseeruddinShah @ShitalBhatiaFFW @RelianceEnt @adgpi @currentshah @PenMovies pic.twitter.com/B1k3cPi6u8
— Aiyaary (@aiyaary) February 6, 2018
Set against the backdrop of army, the film features Sidharth Malhotra and Manoj Bajpayee playing the roles of army officers over a storyline that brings to the forefront corruption within the system.
Celebrating the approval, actor Manoj Bajpayee wrote,”That’s a green light for ‘Aiyaary’ with no more pitstops along the way! Thank you CBFC India and MOD,” he wrote.
Actress Rakul Preet Singh said: “And it’s a smooth road ahead to ‘Aiyaary’.”
It also features Anupam Kher, Naseeruddin Shah, Rakul Preet Singh and Pooja Chopra in pivotal roles.
Plan C, Friday Filmworks and Jayantilal Gada (Pen) are presenting the movie.
Aiyaary will now hit the screens on February 16.