Sout Indian actress Rashmika Mandanna
is all set to make her Bollywood debut with upcoming movie, Mission Majnu
. Rashmika will star opposite Sidharth Malhotra
in the espionage thriller film which will be based on real events in the 1970s. Sidharth Malhotra will essay the role of a RAW agent in the film which will go on floors in February 2021.
Mission Majnu will be directed by the ad maker Shantanu Bagchi while Ronnie Screwvala, Amar Butala, and Garima Mehta will produce the movie under their respective production banners RSVP and Guilty By Association.
Talking about the movie, Sidharth Malhotra said, "Mission Majnu is a patriotic tale inspired by true events that celebrate the hard work of RAW agents who go out of their way to protect the citizens of our country. It is a privilege to tell the story of our brave agents, and 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".
Rashmika Mandanna, who makes her much-awaited Bollywood debut, shares, "I have been fortunate to receive so much love from audiences across languages. As an actor, it is always the story of the film that I connect with, and the language of the film is never a barrier for me. I am grateful to the makers for offering me Mission Majnu which is written beautifully, and I am super excited to be part of a team that has so much passion. We are all working together to make it even more amazing. I am super excited to start my journey in Hindi cinema and to reach out to newer audiences".
Rashmika has already four movies in the pipeline. She is sharing screen space with Allu Arjun in the Telugu movie Pushpa while her Tamil debut movie Sulthan with Karthy is also in pre-production. The Dear Comrade actress is also doing two more films - one in Telugu and the second is Kannada-Telugu bilingual.
On the other hand, Sidharth Malhotra will star next in a biographical war action film, Shershaah which traces the life journey of Param Vir Chakra awardee and army captain Vikram Batra. Sidharth Malhotra is playing a double role, as Batra and his identical twin brother Vishal in the movie.