The role of Sanjeev Kumar Yadav needed a person who is physically and mentally strong and John Abraham perfectly fits the bill. "The biggest challenge will be to make him blend in".
11 years after starring in Nikkhil Advani's anthology romance film Salaam-e-Ishq, actor John Abraham is reuniting with the versatile director for an upcoming film titled Batla House. Batla House, whose genre is not yet confirmed, will be shot in various locations in Delhi, Mumbai, Jaipur and Nepal. Abraham will portray the role of DCP Sanjeev Kumar Yadav, who has won eight President Gallantry Awards.More news: Trump's Iran move reminds some of run-up to Iraq war
Nikkhil Advani has expressed excitement over collaborating with John Abraham in media reports. Initially, Saif Ali Khan was considered for the role. Were the five boys inside the building really terrorists or were they students? Will be filmed in Delhi, Mumbai, Jaipur and Nepal... We are hoping to answer these questions in the movie.
After directing the much-acclaimed D-DAY & "POW: Bandhi Yuddh Ke" and producing Akshay Kumar starrer AIRLIFT, he will tell the story of the encounter at L-18 BATLA HOUSE, Delhi which happened in September 2008. "As a production house, we make sure that we do a thorough research so the director has all the things ready." he had added. As per reports, two suspected terrorists were gunned down and two other suspects were arrested while one accused escaped that day. One from that of Police, from that of the people present there who believed that the bullet were flying for the shooting of the tv serial Swabhimaan which was being shot in the vicinity just a couple of days back and the actual angle.More news: Trump lists reimbursement to Michael Cohen; ethics office says disclosure was required
The film will bring the real-life incident of "Batla House Encounter", officially known as Operation Batla House, to the silver screen.
John, meanwhile, is awaiting the release of Parmanu The Story of Pokhran.More news: TV Producer Dies After E-Cigarette Explodes & Burns 80% Of His Body