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After Sushant Singh Rajput bowed out of the thriller ‘RAW – Romeo Akbar Walter’, it is being reported Abhishek Bachchan has bagged the film.

A source told Deccan Chronicle, “The film will now have Abhishek Bachchan playing the lead role. It’s based on true events. The director and producers feel Abhishek is perfect for the slick action-thriller.”

“Vanessa Walia, Bunty Walia’s wife, is one of the producers of the film. Bunty and Abhishek have known each other for years and are close family friends. So, when he liked the script, he okayed the film immediately”, a source added.

Bachchan recently exited from JP Dutta’s next ‘Paltan’ He was last seen on screen in ‘Housefull 3’ last year.