John Abraham is getting back to his cop avatar with Batla House this Independence Day amd as the box office gets ready to face the biggest faceoff of the year with Mission Mangal pitted for the same date, reports suggest, not the RAW actor, Saif was the first choice for the role of the controversial cop, ACP Sanjeev Kumar Yadav.
According to reports by Deccan Chronicle, Saif was approached for the film, he reportedly read the script but never signed it because things did not work out between him and director Nikkhil Advani.
A source close to the project revealed to the newspaper, “Yes, Saif was considered for this role. He also heard the script, but he never officially signed the film because things didn’t work out for reasons best known to Saif and Nikkhil. Nikkhil, who has also worked with John in Satyamev Jayate, felt John would do justice to this role and later approached him for the same.”
Batla House will bring to screen one of the most-talked-about police operations in the recent times, the encounter at L-Batla House where John Abraham is up to play the controversial ACP Sanjeev Kumar Yadav in the film.
As the tagline suggests 'The Story of India's Most Decorated/Controversial Cop', the case was about this one man who has had 70 encounters, a record 22 convictions from 30 cases and nine Gallantry Awards.
With John Abraham, one can only expect the best of action-packed movie experience in thrills and stunts nad Batla House is no different.To get into the skin of the character, Johnhas spent a lot of time with Sanjeev to under his mindset, body language, the way he sits, stands, talks, reacts to situations and what he went through.
Alongside John, Batla House also features Mrunal Thakur. Batla House is the second collaboration of Nikkhil and John after Salaam-E-Ishq.
Meanwhile, Saif will don the khaki uniform as Inspector Sartaj Singh for the second season of Netflix's popular show, Sacred Games.