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Defence Ministry suggests 5 cuts in Sidharth Malhotra and Manoj Bajpayee starrer Aiyaary, release date postponed


Release date of many movies have been shifted just because of ‘Padmaavat’ and one of them is Sidharth Malhotra-Manoj Bajpayee starrer ‘Aiyaary’. The movie was slated to release on Republic Day this year but the date was shifted to 9 February and now another hurdle that may delay the film’s release again.

Just a week before the release of the movie a screening of Aiyaary was held by Revising Committee of Ministry of I&B over the weekend, which was also attended by officials from Defense Ministry, where the body has asked certain changes in the film. The censor board was reportedly asked for a review by the Defense Ministry as the film is set against the army backdrop. Reports suggest that the body has suggested five cuts in the drama and owing to the last-minute changes at the editing table, the film’s release will be affected.