May 1st is International Workers’ Day & Labour Day in India and with the theme of the film, which is based on the life a Maharashtrian labourer who became involved in the first ever police encounter in the country seems to be the perfect day to release Shootout at Wadala.
Producer Ekta Kapoor who wants the best possible release for SAW said, “When I recently watched the rushes, I was blown away. It’s such an engaging and powerful film. With its content and massive star cast, topped by the kind of marketing push that the Balaji team will give, we need a long weekend for SAW. The film is a supreme mass entertainer and we will hype it to the hilt!”
Director Sanjay Gupta informs, “May 1 is Maharashtra Day / Labour Day. Manya Surve, our lead protagonist, is a Maharashtrian from a work-oriented middle-class family whose life takes a precarious turn.”
Talking about the role of Manya Surve, John Abraham said, “I am very excited about playing this role and a lot of research has gone into the characterization, right from the kind of clothes he wore to the kind of language he spoke. I am taking this role very seriously.”
Shootout At Wadala stars Anil Kapoor, John Abraham, Kangana Ranaut, Tusshar, Manoj Bajpai, Sonu Sood, Ronit Roy, Siddhant Kapoor and Arif Zakaria among others.