D-Day is a 2013 Indian action spy thriller film co-produced by DAR motion pictures and Emmay Entertainment Private Limited. The movie is directed by Nikhil Advani and stars Arjun Rampal, Huma Qureshi, Irrfan Khan, Shruti Haasan and Rishi Kapoor in the prominent roles. The film was released on 19 July 2013 to universal critical acclaim. Nikhil Advani signed Shruti Hassan as the heroine opposite actor Arjun Rampal in December 2012. Out of the three female protagonists in the movie, only Huma Qureshi was given the option of choosing the character she wanted to portray. The same choice was put forward to and exercised by Deepika Padukone in the 2012 flick Cocktail.