Siddharth Malhotra and Manoj Bajpayee starrer Aiyaary has gone through a gambit of controversy around it which is so unlike a Neeraj Pandey film that have come out in the past. Aiyaary was suppose to release on 26 January cashing on the republic weekend as the film is about army intelligence but due to the sudden release of Padmaavat Aiyaary shifted the release to 9 February trying to save from Akshay Kumar’s Padman as well. Initially Padman and Aiyaary were suppose to clash on Republic day but Padmaavat did not let anybody stay there.
Akshay Kumar and Sanjay Bhansali came mutually decided to shift the release of Padman on 9 February to let Padmaavat be the solo Hindi release as the makers have already been through hell to get the release. Considering Padman and Aiyaary clash Anushka Sharma starrer Pari shifted to 2 March to get the Holi release while Luv Ranjan’s Sonu Ke Titu Ke Sweety got postponed to 23 February giving 2 weeks window for the films to earn their respective box office. Aiyaary got into more trouble and the release date now shifted to 16 February with American film Black Panther.
Defense Ministry called for a special screening of Aiyaary before the film gets a censor certificate to review if film has something objectionable about the armed forces of this country. Aiyaary got reviewed by whoever is concerned authority and censor board cleared the film with a U/A certificate. If Aiyaary had gotten an adult certificate than the collections of the film would have certainly been affected but with U/A film can meet it’s fate and be clearly judged on the content it is offering to the people which will be translated into box office collections. This is the third release date of Aiyaary in 2 weeks which is not a good sign as it kills the hype of the film in audience’s calendar.