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Sidharth Malhotra, who plays Sidharth in Mission Majnu, praised Alia Bhatt’s Raazi as a “excellent picture” and welcomed comparisons to be made between the two movies.
In a recent interview, actor Siddharth Malhotra addressed the comparisons made between his most recent film, Mission Majnu, and Alia Bhatt’s Meghna Gulzar-helmed Raazi (2018). Sidharth described the Raazi as a “excellent picture” and claimed that there is no “alarming” similarity between the two films. Alia and Sidharth were rumoured to be in a relationship several years ago. She is now married to Ranbir Kapoor, and Sidharth is rumoured to be tying the knot with Kiara Advani soon.
In an interview with Film Companion, Sidharth commented on Mission Majnu and stated, “It is never a bad thing if people are attempting to discover a reference point for a film. Raazi is an excellent movie. The similarity doesn’t seem to be as concerning as it may be. Yes, the elements on the outer periphery seeing the trailer might look similar.”
In Mission Majnu, Sidharth portrays the role of a R&AW agent who is on a mission to complete one of the ‘deadliest covert operations’ for India, while undercover Pakistan. Rashmika Mandanna appears in the movie as well. After the film’s trailer launched earlier this month, some people compared the storyline with with Raazi, which starred Alia and Vicky Kaushal. In that film, Alia played Sehmat, an Indian spy who married a Pakistani Army officer.
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Sidharth also made an educated guess as to why Mission Manju and Raazi have been compared by the audience. He remarked, “I think the experience is absolutely different, even though it is in the same decade (1970s) and has similar characteristics. After Mission Majnu’s January 20 release date, once people have seen the movie, it is only right to speak with them… When the movie is released and we can debate it, I believe the comparison is fair, and our conversation will be better for it. It is never a negative thing to be compared to a successful movie.?