Last seen in the Milap Zaveri-directed vigilant action film Satyamev Jayate (2018), Bollywood star John Abraham has now started shooting for his forthcoming movie Batla House. Written by immensely successful screenwriter Ritesh Shah, the film is being produced and directed by Nikkhil Advani.

Nikkhil took to Twitter to share the news with fans. “With great power comes great responsibility!” Grateful to #RiteshShah for knocking at my door and thinking I could be entrusted to tell this story. To all those who have chosen to walk this journey with me… Here we go!!! #BatlaHouse @emmayentertainment @thejohnabraham @mrunalofficial2016 @onlyemmay @madhubhojwani @tseries.official @bakemycakefilms #Aug152019,” read his tweet.

As the title of the film suggests itself, the movie is based on the infamous Batla House encounter which took place on September 9, 2008, where a seven-member Special Cell Team barged into a flat in Batla House, New Delhi in search of the Indian Mujahideen Chief Atif Bashir.

John will be seen essaying the role of DCP Sanjeev Kumar Yadav who spearheaded the encounter a decade ago. Actress Mrunal Thakur, who was recently seen in Love Sonia (2018), plays the female lead opposite Abraham.

Batla House is produced by T-Series, Emmay Entertainment & JA Entertainment in association with Bake My Cake Films. It will be shot in Delhi, Mumbai, Jaipur and Nepal.

The film is slated to arrive in cinemas on 15th August 2019.