A source told a leading daily, “The film will now have Abhishek Bachchan playing the lead role. It’s based on true events. The director and producers feel Abhishek is perfect for the slick action-thriller.”
source adds, “Vanessa Walia, Bunty Walia’s wife, is one of the producers of the
film. Bunty and Abhishek have known each other for years and are close family
friends. So, when he liked the script, he said yes immediately.”
It is said that Bachchan Jr has already started prepping for the role. “He has to maintain a particular physique to pull off the combative action scenes. Along with that, there are a lot of chase sequences — very stylised and high octane.”
The film kickstarts sometime next year.
Abhishek has not had a single release for 15 months now, but the actor now has 6 films in his kitty. Prior to this, Abhishek Bachchan had back out of JP Dutta’s Paltan last minute. Producer Nidhi Dutta of JP Films said, "Abhishek Bachchan is no longer part of Paltan for personal reasons best known to him .It has come as a shock to us as this happened less than 24 hours before our unit left to shoot in Ladakh. But we also believe that especially in the movies we make it's the soldiers sitting up there that choose who will play them and recreate their lives on screen. Nevertheless we wish him luck with his future endeavours.”