Aiyaary revolves around two strong-minded army officers having completely different views, yet right in their own ways. The film portrays Sidharth Malhotra as an army officer sharing a mentor-protégé bond with Manoj Bajpayee. The film also stars Rakul Preet and Pooja Chopra in pivotal roles.
Today, Manoj took to Twitter to share a video wherein he is seen taking a parade of juniors Sidharth Malhotra, Rakul Preet and Pooja Chopra at BSF camp in Jaisalmer. In the video, they all are seen taking training for the BSF jawans.
The entire cast of Aiyaary will also be celebrating Holi with the jawans tomorrow. In an interview with a leading trade website, Sidharth spoke about how working with Manoj has helped him out as an actor. He said, "I think that since Manoj Bajpayee is from theatre he is more pure as an actor, and he was far more involved in helping me, and making the environment nice and comfortable for me in Aiyaary, even though we have very few scenes together in the film."
"It is more of a cat-and-mouse game but after the shoot, we would always talk about the performance. He conducts workshops himself, he is an acting coach, in a way. I think with Manoj, I have had more of a mentor-student relationship and that is what the film is about. It’s been great and I have learnt a lot from him in Aiyaary. He would take the time to discuss certain scenes, the prep he had done, and how important it is for an actor to work on his craft. He would teach me little things about acting every day. He used to give me exercises to bring out the best in me as an actor. With him, it has been a great learning experience from just talking to him about acting, to exercises and preparation," Sidharth revealed.
Watch the video here: