Sidharth Malhotra had a ‘wholesome experience’ playing a spy from 70s
NEW DELHI: Bollywood actor Sidharth Malhotra got candid about his latest film Mission Majnu, preparing to play a spy for the first time, and what made him accept the project. He also revealed the most challenging part to act in the movie.
Sidharth shared, “True stories have always piqued my interest, and Mission Majnu, an espionage thriller drama, was something I couldn’t pass up. Yes, I have been a part of action-packed dramas in the past, but this is my first assignment as a spy for the country. It is an excellent combination of real-life events and a compelling and thrilling story.”
The movie is all about a secret operation in India that took place before and during the India-Pakistan war in 1971, and how it influenced the political systems of both nations.
The Student of the Year actor added more about playing a RAW agent in the film and how he prepared for this role, “Preparing for Mission Majnu involved many facets. Every role was on a different level, be it that of a tailor, plumber, or spy agent. It was challenging because we knew nothing about RAW agents, and everything about secret services and intelligence was confidential. I got the opportunity to play many shades, which I thoroughly enjoyed. As the film is set in the 1970s, I also attended a week-long workshop where I learned how to use an old-fashioned sewing machine.”
The actor further spoke about the challenges he faced while playing a RAW agent in his current project, “The role promises a challenge, a dual life in a single film where I portray Aman and Tariq. Much effort went into the character’s look, especially to make it convincing as a tailor. We also prepared for the different dialects and languages of Rawalpindi in the seventies. The actor went on to recount the most challenging part of the film and revealed, “One of the most challenging sequences was the train sequence we shot in Lucknow. I can also be seen pulling off an action sequence coupled with a chase sequence, which turned out well.”