Mumbai: 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 PadMan 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 certificate from CBFC on Tuesday.
Director Neeraj Pandey took to Twitter to share a photograph of the censor certificate.
“Finally… this just arrived. All cleared for ‘Aiyaary’… Thank you CBFC India. Thank you, MOD. See you on February 16 in cinemas near you,” Pandey wrote.
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
Set against the backdrop of the 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. 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.