Romeo Akbar Walter: John Abraham replaces Sushant Singh Rajput in spy thriller; shoot begins on 1 June
Weeks after Sushant Singh Rajput walked out of the spy thriller Romeo Walter Akbar (RAW), John Abraham has stepped into his shoes and come on board.
“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 issued a statement, as quoted by Mumbai Mirror.
While earlier it was Bunty Walia who was producing the film, now it is being co-produced by Abhishek Kapoor, Dheeraj Wadhwan, Vanessa Walia and Gary Grewal. After Sushant walked out of the project, Walia was reportedly miffed and asked the director to approach Abhishek Bachchan for the lead role.
Leading trade analyst, Taran Adarsh tweeted John's entry and the shooting dates as well. His tweet mentioned that the shoot starts on 1 June and the film will be wrapped up within 60 days.
John Abraham in #RAW #RomeoAkbarWalter... Robbie Grewal directs... 60-day start-to-finish shoot starts 1 June 2018 in Gujarat, Srinagar and Nepal... Produced by Dheeraj Wadhwan, Ajay Kapoor, Vanessa Walia and Gary Grewal. pic.twitter.com/wxABGd3EKt
— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) March 9, 2018
Revealing that John's looks in the film will be an attraction point, the makers also informed that they have roped in National Award-winning makeup artist Vikram Gaikwad and famous costume designer Amera Pulwani for the espionage thriller, as reported by Mumbai Mirror.
John will start working on RAW as soon as he wraps up Milap Zaveri's thriller in which he will star opposite newcomer Aisha Sharma and alongside Manoj Bajpayee. Also, his long awaited next, Abhishek Sharma's period drama Parmanu: The Story of Pokhran is slated to release on 7 April.
Updated Date: Mar 09, 2018 11:14 AM