Aiyaary was to be released on the same weekend on the same month in which Special 26 was released. Aiyaary was scheduled to be released on 9 February and Special 26 was released on 8 February 2013. Even more interesting fact is that Aiyaary is Neeraj`s second collaboration with Bajpayee after Special 26.
After 3 days of the release, a pirated version of the film was played in Government run transport bus traveling between Mumbai and Pune was brought to notice by an alert passenger.
The movie is based on the Adarsh Housing Society scam of Mumbai in 2010 which constrained then Prime Minister of Maharashtra Ashok Chavan to leave from his post.
The title ‘Aiyaary’ was initially decided to hit film `Baby` starring Akshay Kumar, Anupam Kher, and Taapsee Pannu. The 2015 film Baby’s title, which was an espionage thriller, was changed to `Baby` that refers to a covert operation in the film.
“Mann bairaagi, tann anuragi, kadam kadam dushwari hai ... jeevan jeena sahal na jaano bahut badi fankari hai ... auron jaise hokar bhi hum ba-izzat hai basti mein ... kuch logon ka seedhapan hai, kuch apni aiyaari hai”
“Jab aapke paas options ho aur aap confuse hai ki aapko karna kya hai ... toss karlo ... kyun ki sikka jab hawa mein hota hai, ek pal aisa aata hai jab aapko ekdum clear ho jaata hai ... ki actually aapko kya chahiye”
Before a week from the release of the movie, Neeraj Pandey’s ‘Aiyaary’ was in a fresh trouble with the defense ministry, instructing for multiple changes after watching it. The Revising Committee of Ministry of Information and Broadcasting held an exceptional screening of the film for the authorities from the defense service after which the officials suggested certain changes in the film; the exact nature of these changes was not disclosed.
Sidharth Malhotra and Manoj Bajpayee went to Super Dancer 2 for the promotions of their upcoming film.