John Abraham has been giving us some real treats when it comes to weighted entertainment, which not only makes our 2.5 hours worth it, but also illuminates us all at once with its action-packed drama. His choice of scripts have traversed through paths less explored and his upcoming projects just keep getting better and better. What's more, movie-goers and fans cannot get enough of it.
2018 had been a good year for the actor, with both 'Parmanu' and 'Satyamev Jayate' doing really well at the box office, apart from earning their fair share of critical acclaim. This year however, seems to promise us with a different side of the versatile actor, given his upcoming releases 'Romeo Akbar Walter' and 'Batla House' all set to hit the screens this year.
The first look for 'Romeo Akbar Walter' was released recently, and all the cleverly placed details on the poster didn't escape out attention. The first look of the film presents John in a retro, clean-shaven, lean look. However, it's the image placements in the backdrop that has his fans gushing over John's upcoming release.
The poster shows John Abraham in seven other very distinct avatars, and only confirms our expectation that the spy-thriller will be one of the best films to look forward to this year. Why you ask? Give a read to all these deets we dug up on the movie, and you won't have to ask anymore.
1. 'Romeo Akbar Walter' is a thriller which is set against the backdrop of 1971 Indo-Pak War and follows the life of an Indian spy and is said to be based on true events.
2. The film is being directed by Robbie Grewal of 'MP3: Mera Pehla Pehla Pyaar' fame, and also stars Mouni Roy, Jackie Shroff, Suchitra Krishnamoorthi and Sikander Kher in pivotal roles.
3. The film has reportedly been shot in various locations in and around India, which includes Kashmir, Gujarat, Delhi and Nepal. Reportedly, director Grewal spent hours exploring the various shoot locations and even interacted with the locals to bring authenticity to the plot.
4. Reports also suggest that Sikander Kher shall be portraying the role of John's nemesis in the film.
5. Another fact most of us were unaware of was that Sushant Singh Rajput was initially roped in for the lead role, for a signing amount of 4 crores. But he later opted out of the film due to prior commitments.
6. 'RAW' will be a comeback film for singer and actress Suchitra Krishnamoorthi, who was last seen in 'Mittal VS Mittal' in 2010.
7. According to inside reports, Jackie Shroff will be seen essaying the role of RAW chief in the film.
8. John underwent special trainings and workshops to get into his character for this movie. Talking about the same, director Robbie Grewal once said in an interview that, “John will be attending multiple workshops before the shoot for around 15-20 days to understand how a spy works. He needs to understand how things worked in 1971 and how different they are today in terms of training and interactions. The mental conditioning is as important for a role like this and John's commitment is fantastic”.
9. Reportedly, John will be seen donning 8 different looks in the film, which have been designed by Amera Punwani. Also, National Award winning makeup artist Vikram Gaikwad has been roped in for the film to create John's looks.
10. 'RAW' happens to be John's second collaboration with producer Ajay Kapoor after the commercial success of 'Parmanu'.
11. In an interview with IANS, John shared that he was nervous about his role in 'RAW' as this is his "most challenging role to date". 'Romeo Akbar Walter' is set to release on 12th April.