John Abraham chooses Pokhran Nuke Test as subject for his next
After the riveting success of Vicky Donor and Madras Café, John Abraham is all set to don the producer’s hat again with a film based on the nuclear test conducted at Pokhran in 1998.
Produced under his banner JA Entertainment and Rustom makers KriArj Entertainment, the untitled film will also star John in the lead role.
Directed by Abhishek Sharma of Tere Bin Laden fame, the script has been co-written by Saiwyn Quadras and Sanyuktha Chawla Shaikh, who were part of the Neerja team.
Talking about the collaboration says John Abraham, “I have never been in a hurry to produce films and have been searching for subjects that are engaging… stories that resonate with the current socio-political and economic mood of the country. This film fits in perfectly with my pursuit, and I am also happy to start my association with Prernaa and Arjun (of KriArj Entertainment).“
Adds director Abhishek Sharma, “’I’m glad to collaborate with John. His involvement as an actor and producer adds great value and credibility to my vision.“
Says Arjun Kapoor, Co-Founder, KriArj Entertainment, “In spite of being such a big star, John is definitely one of the most down to earth and humble beings you will come across. He has established himself as someone who picks only meritorious content, and we are glad that we have been able to zero in on a subject that fits the bill perfectly.This story is about the resilience and gumption shown by our national agencies to achieve such a significant goal. This will be our tribute to those men and women who selflessly serve the country without expecting any accolades in return.“
The film, will go on floors on April 20 and is scheduled to release on December 8, 2017.