There are only a few actors in Bollywood who have never played a cop in any film. From Salman Khan to Aamir Khan and Ajay Devgn to Akshay Kumar, almost all big stars from the current generation have starred in at least one cop movie in their expansive career. Some actors like to headline such films so much that they end up doing a dozen cop dramas, at times, back to back.
The latest actor who seems to have taken a fancy to cop films is the handsome hunk, John Abraham. The actor has previously played a cop in such films as Paap (2003), Force (2011), Dishoom (2016) and Force 2 (2016). His next film Batla House, which is being helmed by Nikkhil Advani, also stars him as a cop.
The latest we hear that John Abraham has signed a new film wherein he will be seen in a cop avatar once again. Titled Officer Khan, the movie will be directed by filmmaker Rensil D’Silva who has previously helmed films like Kurbaan (2009) and Ungli (2014).
Recently, there were some reports which claimed that Officer Khan will be based on a thriller book titled Moryaa Re: The Ganpati Murders. However, a source quashes all baseless reports. “The movie is about a common man who becomes a police officer and not a book adaptation. In fact, it’s based on a real-life personality, an Indian-American cop,” says the source.
Officer Khan is set to begin production in 2019.