Rumours of her joining the cast had been doing the rounds and now it’s been confirmed that Mrunal Thakur will be featuring in ‘Batla House’ as John Abraham’s love interest.
Thakur will be playing Nandita, wife of DCP Sanjeev Kumar Yadav who is played by Abraham. Producer Nikkhil Advani revealed to Mumbai Mirror, “Sanjeev Kumar Yadav’s relationship with his wife Shobhna, a well-known news anchor in a Hindi news channel, is a significant part of the story so correct casting for this role was important. We were looking for someone who didn’t have a set image but at the same time was talented. Mrunal fit the bill. We start shooting from October 20, she joins us from November 1”.
Thakur, who will also be seen in ‘Super 30’, also said, “I’ve already started prepping up to play a news anchor convincingly, observing their body language and behaviour in person and on news clips. I’ll be meeting a few anchors after I return, and since my uncle is a cop, it’s easier to relate to the story”.
On working with Abraham, Thakur commented, “He’s a cool dude and very down-to-earth. We’ve done a couple of script reading sessions together”.