Within days of signing Bhushan Kumar and Nikkhil Advani’s untitled suspense thriller on the dotted lines, John Abraham has given his nod to star in another action-packed film titled ‘Romeo Akbar Walter’ (RAW). To be produced by Robbie Grewal, Dheeraj Wadhwan, Vanessa Walia and Gary Grewal, the upcoming spy-thriller was announced with Sushant Singh Rajput last year. However, the actor decided to walk out of the project due to some unknown reasons. Now, John has replaced Sushant in the highly anticipated movie.
Director Ajay Kapoor is extremely excited about having John Abraham onboard for the film. “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, he said.
The makers of the film have been doing an extensive recce for the past couple of months and now they are all set to commence the shoot in a start to finish 60-day schedule at a stretch in Nepal, Gujarat, Srinagar and Delhi. Talking about the same, Ajay said, “Robbie has worked extensively as an ad filmmaker and has made three films earlier. 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”.
When asked what went wrong with Sushant Singh Rajput that the actor decided to opt out of the project, Ajay said, “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”.
‘Romeo Akbar Walter’ will commence its first shooting scheduled on 1st June.