Emmay Entertainment’s founder, director Nikkhil Advani is all geared up to present his next directorial, the John Abraham starrer ‘Batla House’, which is on floors currently. The director along with the cast and crew of the film is shooting in Mumbai. He recently shared an image from the sets of ‘Batla House’. The image features John Abraham engrossed in an animated conversation. With this the director announced that Ravi Kishan has joined the cast.
Critically acclaimed music composer Sachin Sanghvi of Sachin Jigar who has a vast repertoire of work to his credit in the Gujarati entertainment industry has created and sung a folk single inspired by Navratri, as an ode to the Radha Krishna romance this Navratri.
Titled Radha Ne Shyam Mali Jashe, the track also features Shruti Pathak while the lyrics are penned by Bhargav Purohit.
Sachin Sanghvi states, “Radha Krishna was a fascinating anecdote for me since my childhood days. My parents always narrated stories and I always secretly desired that I would have a marriage like theirs. Ever since I was exposed to Gujarati folklore, I got to hear so many songs on how timeless and enchanting their love saga was and it was very natural for me to create a track inspired by Radha Krishna. No musician can ever skip acknowledging the Radha Krishna singularism of love in their music, it’s always omnipresent in some form. This is my second Garba inspired track on Radha Shyam but this one is special since I wanted to present the modern-day Gujarati mindset and community when it comes to Navratri celebrations. While creating it I implemented my urban commercial sensibility and gave a reinvented feel to the Gujarati folk sound by using acoustic guitars. The concept of the video was to make it relatable, to make sure every girl imagines she is Radha and her Shyam is around the corner since Garba is all about Radha-Shyam. Shruti Pathak has been an old school friend and her story is an inspiring one. I wanted to have a great on-screen comradely and she was a perfect fit.”
After the massive success of Satyameva Jayate, the team – Bhushan Kumar, Nikkhil Advani and John Abraham come back together for a thriller drama ‘Batla House’. The first look poster of the film was released today. Directed by Nikkhil Advani and produced by T-Series, Emmay Entertainment & JA Entertainment in association with Bake My Cake Films, the film will release on 15th August 2019. The film is written by Ritesh Shah.
Keeping its holiday date like this year, John Abraham will portray the role inspired by Sanjeev Kumar Yadav who spearheaded the Batla House encounter. The poster was launched with a day prior build up by the team who launched two teaser posters giving a background of the incident the film is based on. As the tag line says ‘The story of India’s Most Decorated/Controversial Cop’, the case was about this one man who has had 70 encounters, a record 22 convictions from 30 cases and 9 Gallantry Awards. John Abraham says “Being recognized for films like Madras Cafe and Parmanu, I automatically gravitate towards scripts like Batla House, however, that also means that the script needs to live upto those standards. With Batla House, Ritesh blew me over with his precision in the story telling as well as the emotional roller coaster of the characters. I am truly excited to bring this story alive to audiences”
The film that goes on floors by mid-October, is inspired by the real encounter that took place a decade ago on September 19. Nikkhil plans on shooting the film in Delhi, Jaipur, Lucknow, Mumbai and Nepal. Speaking about it, Nikkhil adds, “Ritesh, who I have had the wonderful fortune of collaborating with on my life-changing films, D-Day and Airlift, came to me with this incredible story and he has spent a painstaking 4yrs researching, writing and has fashioned a top notch script. I’m so happy that John also recognized the power of this story and agreed to come aboard. Now all I have to do is call action/cut”
Bhushan Kumar says, “Nikkhil is presenting one such incident to the audience that needs to be heard. The posters will give our viewers a brief idea on what the film is and seeing John like this, everyone is definitely intrigued.”
Batla House is produced by Bhushan Kumar, Krishan Kumar, Monisha Advani, Madhu Bhojwani, John Abraham and Sandeep Leyzell.