John Abraham replaces Sushant Singh Rajput in Romeo Akbar Walter
The directer of the film revealed what went wrong with Sushant.
After giving an action-packed blockbuster performance in Abhinay Deo's Force 2, John Abraham is ready to take off with Robby Grewal's upcoming spy-thriller, Romeo Akbar Walter (RAW) this year. The shoot for the film is scheduled to start from June 1. The movie will be produced by Dheeraj Wadhawan, Vanessa Walia, and Gary Grewal.
Commenting on the same, director Ajay Kapoor said, "We are excited to have John on board for this film with us. The process began when we were brainstorming on whom to cast for the protagonist's part and thought that John would fit the bill perfectly. He really liked the script and gave his nod on the same day as the narration".
The makers of the film have been doing an extensive recce for the past few months and the shooting will take place in a start to finish 60-day schedule at a stretch in Nepal, Gujarat, Srinagar, and Delhi. Talking about the extensive research the team has been doing, Ajay said, "Robbie has worked extensively as an ad filmmaker and has made three films earlier (Samay: When Time Strikes, MP3: Mera Pehla Pehla Pyaar and Aloo Chaat). He has also written the script of our John starrer and is working closely with the actor on the project. The duo gets along really well and keeps bouncing ideas off each other. Robbie will start readings and workshops with John once he completes the shooting for Milap's film".
Commenting on John's look in the film, the director said, "John will sport a completely different look and will have multiple avatars in the film."
Meanwhile, the news of Sushant Singh Rajput playing the lead role in the movie was doing the rounds since last year. Declining the statement, Ajay added, "Nothing went wrong except that the dates Sushant had given us were clashing with another film so we decided to part ways amicably. Obviously one feels bad as we had finished most of the prep and were ready to roll. But everything is sorted now, Sushant is like a brother".