John Abraham Joins Nikkhil Adavani's Next Film On Batla House Encounter

Batla House: John Abraham to play a cop in the Nikkhil Advani film

This will be John Abraham's second collaboration with director Nikkhil Advani.

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.

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.

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Nikkhil Advani made his directorial debut in 2003 with Kal Ho Naa Ho starring Shah Rukh Khan, Saif Ali Khan and Preity Zinta. Yadav (Abraham) reportedly had to fight conspiracy theories and face judicial enquiries for years following, Digvijay Singh's, the then Congress general secretary, verdict of the encounter being fake. So he made a decision to rope in John, whose flash of dimples, according to Nikkhil, makes him stand out from the crowd. As per reports, two suspected terrorists were gunned down and two other suspects were arrested while one accused escaped that day. "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". Were the five boys inside the building really terrorists or were they students? "We want to make films that are very relevant and topical".

In an interview to Mumbai Mirror, director Nikkhil Advani said that he would incorporate different perspective of the incident: "The encounter will be seen from three perspectives - that of the police, those present near the location, many of whom believed that the bullets flying were for the TV serial Swabhimaan, which was being shot in the vicinity just two days ago, and the real picture", Mr Advani said. Are you excited for the real life shoot out Batla House. Nikhil Advani is now busy with the production of Satyameva Jayate starring John Abraham and Manoj Bajpayee which releases on 15th Aug 2018.

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