John Abraham to play Sanjeev Kumar Yadav in Nikkhil Advani's Batla House

John Abraham with director Nikkhil Advani

John Abraham with director Nikkhil Advani

This is the second time that the actor-director duo will be working with each other after "Salaam-E-Ishq".

He also reasoned about it adding that to play the character of Sanjeev Kumar Yadav, he wanted someone who was physically and mentally strong.

Bollywood actor John Abraham is likely to play DCP Sanjeev Kumar Yadav, the senior policeman who led the 2008 Batla House encounter case, in director Nikkhil Advani's upcoming film. "Batla House" will be based on a real encounter that took place ten years ago on 19th September.

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The report further mentioned that John Abraham has been roped in for the film.

The film will be go on floor on September 2018 and it will be shot in Delhi, Jaipur, Mumbai and Nepal. What followed was a nail-biting encounter, during which two cops and two suspected terrorists were killed. So he chose to rope in John, whose flash of dimples, according to Nikkhil, makes him stand out from the crowd. Were the five boys inside the building really terrorists or were they students? "The biggest challenge will be to find the balance between duty and country, that fine line Sanjeev Kumar Yadav walk so perfectly and project it on screen". The operation was led by Mohan Chand Sharma, who succumbed to injuries sustained during the shootout with the terrorists. Was the encounter real or fake? It was one of the most talked-about police operations of recent times. The latter is a film that is now on floors with John as the lead alongside Manoj Bajpayee and is produced by Nikkhil Advani.

John Abraham is now gearing up for the release of his film Parmanu: The Story of Pokhran and is also starring in Milaap Zaveri directed thriller Satyamev Jayate. "We have been doing research on the subject of Batla House for four years, we have NOC from everybody".

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