John Abraham’s Batla House was supposed to clash with Akshay Kumar starrer Mission Mangal on this Independence Day Eve.
John was sure that he would release his upcoming home production: Batla House on the occasion of Independence Day 2019. Despite the reality that it will clash with Akshay Kumar starrer Mission Mangal, which also has Sonakshi Sinha, Vidya Balan, Taapsee Pannu, Kirti Kulhari, Nithya Menon and Sharman Joshi in pivotal roles. And the result would be substantial revenue loss on box-office.
But unluckily or luckily, he might have to eventually postpone the release of his film. As the film is a real life story, that is inspired by true life happenings. The two accused in the Batla House encounter case, namely Ariz Khan and Shehzad Ahmad, have filed a plea with Delhi High Court seeking a stay on the movie’s release. And their plea is up for hearing in court next week.
Both these accused’s, have requested a screening prior to the movie’s release on Independence Day. What they want is that Batla House being a story that is directly reflecting the happenings in their past, so they both deserve and wish to cross-verify whether, like the movie states, Batla House is actually based on facts and follows the order in which the incidents took place.
Their official plea submitted in the court read,
“Although the courts discharge their duties in a free and fair manner and are not likely to be affected by the events portrayed in a movie… The release of such a movie would prejudice the trial, especially as there has been an effort to connect the two incidents i.e. Batla House and the Delhi serial blasts.”
Batla House is helmed by Nikkhil Advani. And has Super 30 female lead: Mrinal Thakur playing the female lead. Just recently, John arranged a special screening of his home flick for Vice President Of India: Venkaiah Naidu in Delhi.