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

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

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

Nikkhil Advani last directed John Abraham in SALAAM-E-ISHQ 11 years back and is now producing SATYAMEVA JAYATE starring John Abraham and Manoj Bajpayee which is releasing on 15th August 2018.

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

Sanjeev Kumar Yadav has eight President Gallantry Awards to his name, including one for the Batla House Encounter operation.

Actor-producer John Abraham has just about wrapped up the shoot for Emmay Entertainment's Satyamev Jayate, but his partnership with the production house is only beginning. The film is based on the recent operation of the police - The encounter at the L-Batla house. Abraham said that he was looking forward to playing the role.

The ghastly encounter between 7 members of the Delhi police and 5 IM terrorists took place a week after five serial blasts rocked Delhi on 13 September 2008, killing at least 30 people and injuring over 100. Also, John and Saif were last seen together in action-thriller Race 2 and it will be interesting to see the duo working on the same film once again. What followed was a nail-biting encounter, during which two cops and two suspected terrorists were killed. The operation was led by Mohan Chand Sharma, who succumbed to injuries sustained during the shootout with the terrorists. With a little light on him and a flash of those dimples, John stands out in a crowd. Was the encounter real or fake? "The biggest challenge will be to make him blend in". Will be filmed in Delhi, Mumbai, Jaipur and Nepal...

Nikkhil Advani also shared this on his official Twitter account and tweeted, "An association that began way back in 2005".

John on the other hand is excited to play the role of the police officer, who fought valiantly for 10 years to restore his name and credibility.