John Abraham to star in Robbie Grewal’s Romeo Akbar Walter
After giving an action-packed blockbuster performance in Abhinay Deo’s Force 2, John Abraham is ready to take off with Robbie Grewal’s upcoming spy-thriller, Romeo Akbar Walter (RAW) this year. The shoot for the film is scheduled to start from June 1. The movie will be produced by Dheeraj Wadhwan, Vanessa Walia and Gary Grewal.
Commenting on the same, director Ajay Kapoor said, “We are excited to have John on board this film with us. The process began when we were brainstorming on whom to cast for the protagonist’s part and thought that John would fit the bill perfectly. He really liked the script and gave his nod on the same day as the narration. We have revisited the script of this espionage-drama which is set in the 1970s and we can’t wait to take it on the floors”.
The makers of the film have been doing an extensive recce for the past few months and the shooting will take place in a start to finish 60-day schedule at a stretch in Nepal, Gujarat, Srinagar and Delhi. Talking about the extensive research the team has been doing, Ajay said, “Robbie has worked extensively as an ad filmmaker and has made three films earlier (Samay: When Time Strikes, MP3: Mera Pehla Pehla Pyaar and Aloo Chaat). He has also written the script of our John starrer and is working closely with the actor on the project. The duo gets along really well and keep bouncing ideas off each other. Robbie will start readings and workshops with John once he completes the shooting for Milap’s film”.
According to sources, the makers have also roped in National Award-winning makeup artist Vikram Gaikwad and costume-designer Amera Pulwani for the film. Commenting on John’s look in the film, the director said, “John will sport a completely different look and will have multiple avatars in the film.”
Meanwhile the news of Sushant Singh Rajput playing the lead role in the movie was doing the rounds since last year. Declining the statement, Ajay added, “Nothing went wrong except that the dates Sushant had given us were clashing with another film so we decided to part ways amicably. Obviously one feels bad as we had finished most of the prep and were ready to roll. But everything is sorted now, Sushant is like a brother”.