‘Batla House’: Not John Abraham, but THIS Khan was first approached for this Nikkhil Advani directorial?
One person’s loss is another person’s gain. And that’s how things work usually. John Abraham is all set to treat the audience with yet another damdaar film ‘Batla House’. It is scheduled to hit the silver screens this Independence Day. The film’s trailer and songs are already catching up on the viewers’ attention. However, did you know? John was not the first choice for the film.
Reportedly, filmmaker Nikkhil Advani had approached Saif Ali Khan for this real-life inspired action-drama.
Revealing how Saif had liked the script but couldn’t sign the film, a source was quoted as saying in Deccan Chronicle as, “Yes, Saif was considered for this role. He also heard the script, but he never officially signed the film because things didn’t work out for reasons best known to Saif and Nikkhil. Nikkhil, who has also worked with John in ‘Satyamev Jayate’, felt John would do justice to this role and later approached him for the same.”
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Interestingly, Saif has worked with Nikkhil in his last directorial ‘Baazaar’.
Also starring Mrunal Thakur, Ravi Kishan, Nora Fatehi and Rajesh Sharma, ‘Batla House’ will be clashing with Akshay Kumar‘s ‘Mission Mangal’ at the box-office.