Actors John Abraham and Emraan Hashmi have been locked to feature in filmmaker Sanjay Gupta's upcoming gangster drama. The film is set in the 1980s and 1990s and in a fictionalised manner revolves around the key events that turned Bombay to Mumbai.
According to a press release, the untitled drama will chronicle the closing of mills, the murder of a key businessman, the nexus between politicians, cops, the underworld and the business fraternity of the city. "It's my third outing with John and I'm super excited to work with Emraan, I have always wanted to work with him and I am back to my base of filmmaking, gangster dramas and all I can say is...It's good to be home," Gupta said in a statement.
Sanjay Gupta has earlier been part of gangstar movies like Shootout at Wadala starring John and Kangana. This will be Sanjay's third venture with John after Shootout at Wadala and Zinda.
Tracing Bombay's transformation to Mumbai, the film is a fictionalised account of several significant milestones including the shutdown of mills, the emergence of high rise buildings. The film will also depict the Khatua murder case.
While John was last seen in Robbie Grewal's Romeo Akbar Walter alongside Sikandar Kher and Mouni Roy in lead roles, Emraan's last film was Why Cheat Indi
The film, scheduled to go on floors next month, is produced by Gupta's White Feather Films and Bhushan Kumar's T Series.