Actor Emraan Hashmi was quite excited about venturing into film production with his maiden venture, Captain Nawab. Apart from bankrolling the project in association with Oddball Motion Pictures, the actor was also set to headline its cast. However, the latest we hear is that right after completing its first shooting schedule, the movie has run into trouble.
Emraan, who was last seen in Baadshaho, plays a double agent in the film, who represents both India and Pakistan. Things go awry when the rival countries find out about his betrayal.
Since the film is set against the backdrop of Indian and Pakistani armies and highlights the sensitive relationship both the countries share with each other, the ministry of defence has put the shoot on hold until it gives its go ahead.
Tony D’Souza, who is directing the project, confirms the news by saying, “Yes, we have sent the script to the Ministry of Defence. We are awaiting their clearance to proceed with the shoot. Anyone who makes a film on the army doesn’t do it with an intention to hurt anyone’s sentiment. We have a lot of respect for the Indian Armed Forces.”
Adding further, the director says, “We had finished our first schedule, but we will shoot portions of the film featuring the Indian Army now. So, we needed the Ministry to give us a No Objection Certificate. It should come either by the end of this month or in the first week of March. Then, we would be good to go.”
Captain Nawab marks the big Bollywood debut of actress Malvika Raaj who played the younger version of Kareena Kapoor Khan’s character in Karan Johar’s multi-starrer Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham.
Besides Captain Nawab, Emraan Hashmi will also be seen in Cheat India and a horror flick to be helmed by noted South Indian filmmaker, Jeethu Joseph. Joseph makes his Bollywood debut with the movie.