Nikkhil Advani is all set to make his next directorial venture with John Abraham in the lead. After directing the much-acclaimed ‘D-Day’ & ‘POW: Bandhi Yuddh Ke’ and producing ‘Airlift’, he will tell the story of the encounter at L-18 Batla House, Delhi which happened in September 2008. It was one of the most talked-about police operations of recent times.
Tweeting about the film Advani wrote, “I am so thrilled to be collaborating with Ritesh Shah once again after ‘D-Day’ (and) ‘Airlift’. We have worked for three years on this story and are so happy to have John Abraham help us tell it. ‘Batla House’.”
In earlier interviews the director said, “It’s a very controversial subject. The encounter will be seen from three perspectives — that of the police, those present near the location, many of whom believed that the bullets flying were for the TV serial Swabhimaan, which was being shot in the vicinity just two days ago, and the real picture Were the five boys inside the building really terrorists or were they students? Was the encounter real or fake? We are hoping to answer these questions in the movie.”
Nikkhil Advani last directed John Abraham in Salaam-E-Ishq and is currently producing Satyameva Jayate starring John Abraham and Manoj Bajpayee which is releasing on 15th Aug 2018. Talking about his character in Balta House Advani said that Abraham is perfect for the role as DCP Sanjeev Kumar Yadav.
‘Batla House’ will go on floors this September and will be shot in Delhi, Mumbai, Jaipur & Nepal. The film will be produced by Emmay Entertainment & Motion Pictures LLP in association with Bake My Cake Films.