John Abraham, who is riding high on the success of his recently released Parmanu – The Story of Pokhran, will next be seen in the Robbie Grewal’s forthcoming spy thriller RAW (Romeo Akbar Walter). The actor is all set to kick off the film’s first schedule in Gujarat on June 10. Recently, we got to learn that actor Sikander Kher has also been roped in for the film. Kher was last seen as the terrorist Haroon Sherchand in the Anil Kapoor-starrer Hindi version of the TV show 24. In the film, Sikander plays John’s nemesis and the two actors will be seen indulging in war of words in the movie.
While talking about the film, Sikander Kher said, “I am undergoing readings and workshops,” While writer-director Robbie adds, “There will be several sequences where John and Sikander are pitted against each other. During the readings I’ve noticed that the timing is going to be crucial. Sikander makes a great nemesis.” Speaking on the shooting schedule of the film, Robbie said, “We begin in Gujarat; filming continues through Jammu and Kashmir, Nepal, and the schedule ends with some portions being filmed in Mumbai.” In fact, Robbie has already taken off to Jammu where he is scouting for locations.
On a related note, set in the 70’s RAW is likely to be based on the true events. The film will also feature Jackie Shroff as an enigmatic chief of RAW. Interestingly, amidst all the cast, the leading lady of the film is yet to be announced. Co-producer Bunty Walia has said that the name of the leading lady will soon be announced.