After giving films like Romeo Akbar Walter, Satyameva Jayate and Parmanu, John Abraham is back with a hard-hitting film. This time he will be playing DCP Sanjeev Kumar Yadav, who spearheaded the Batla House encounter, in Nikkhil Advani’s ‘Batla House.’ DCP Yadav is counted amongst one of the most decorated cops of India.
With the film’s trailer, John is readying himself to unravel the truth behind Delhi’s 2008 encounter on silver screen. Just few days back, filmmakers launched posters and promos that gave the audience a sneak-peak into the encounter and what happened in Batla House.
After a lot of waiting, the trailer of the film was launched today at an event in Mumbai in the presence of its cast: John Abraham, Mrunal Thakur and Nora Fatehi.
It promises you the truth behind the controversial encounter that happened in Batla House, that took place 11 years ago in the national capital. Beginning from the first second, the trailer looks gripping and leaves you asking for more. Check it out here.
Acknowledging the fact that it is a huge responsibility to play a real-life character, John earlier said in an interview,
“The responsibility is even bigger as this is the first time I am playing someone who is still serving. If he (Sanjeev Kumar) thinks I am not good enough, he can shoot me (laughs!). So, I better be good at portraying him in the film.”
To do justice to the character, John spent a lot of time with Sanjeev and revealed,
“I spent a lot of time with Sanjeev and his wife Shobhna to understand his mindset, body language, the way he sits, stands, talks, reacts to situations and what he went through. I had a million questions for him.”
Batla House is a joint venture of T-Series, Emmay Entertainment, JA Entertainment and Bake My Cake Films. It will be arriving on silver screens on Independence Day Eve next month i.e. August 15.