T-Series head honcho, Bhushan Kumar, filmmaker Nikkhil Advani and actor/producer, John Abraham have announced that they will be coming together for thriller ‘Batla House’.
Abraham will be starring in the film, who will take on the role of Sanjeev Kumar Yadav, who spearheaded the Batla House encounter. It will be written by Ritesh Shah.
Abraham said, “I have always been drawn to the intrigue and drama that real life holds. Small events, big ones, a human experience that resonates with a larger reality. Batla House is on point with this pursuit I’m almost obsessed with it. I am aware of Nikkhil’s talent but more than that I am sure of his intent. SMJ has started a relationship that has been wonderful between Emmay and JA Entertainment. We will work night and day to make a special film. Bhushan Kumar and our studio partner, T-Series understands our vision and I am hoping this partnership is the beginning to many more.”
Nikkhil Advani, Emmay Entertainment added, “Given his penchant for excelling in films of this genre, John was absolutely the right choice to play Yadav, an unassuming man of few words and a long list of extraordinary achievements. The film which is a fictional account inspired by the real-life encounter will not be from one man’s perspective only but will be seen from three perspectives — that of the police, those present near the location, and the real picture. I am glad Bhushanji and I are working together again for Batla House and it is so heartening to find a studio which is open to different genres and content-driven cinema.”
Bhushan Kumar, T-Series, said, “Nikkhil and I have been working together since many years and when I heard that he is making Batla House, I decided to join hands with him. After working with John in Satyameva Jayate, I know Nikkhil has chosen the right role for him. Even though the film speaks of an incident that happened years ago, Nikkhil will show the story in a different perspective making the reel story look as real as possible. We at T-Series are keen to produce content-driven cinema and Batla House is one of them.”
The film goes on the floors in September.