Earlier, we had reported that John Abraham and Diana Penty‘s upcoming film ‘Parmanu: The Story of Pokhran’, which was to previously hit the screens on April 6, will get a new release date as all’s not well between the co-producers. Well, the release date is out; Parmanu- The Story of Pokhran, an edge-of-the-seat thriller will now release on May 4, 2018. Excited, much? Helmed by Abhishek Sharma, the film stars John Abraham, Diana Penty and Boman Irani and is bankrolled by John’s production house, JA Entertainment.

Announcing the release date, the spokesperson of JA Entertainment said in a statement, “Much in line with India’s journey to becoming a nuclear power, our film’s journey to its release has also had its own ups and downs! However, it is perhaps a befitting tribute to the true heroes of our nuclear program- our army and our scientists, that Parmanu is releasing in the same month as we are celebrating 20 years of Operation Shakti- India’s nuclear test explosions in Pokhran in May 1998. We are extremely proud of the film and what it stands for and can’t wait to take it to our audience on May 4, 2018.”

Parmanu- The Story of Pokhran is an ode to the Indian army and scientists who accomplished truly extraordinary feats in the face of adversity. It salutes, celebrates and embraces the slogan- Jai Jawan Jai Vigyan. While the premise of the film is based on true events, the characters are fictitious. ALSO READ: John Abraham On Termination Of Contract With KriArj Entertainment: It’s Valid And Legal

Reports indicate that the film hasn’t been entirely shot in Pokhran, but more so in Jaisalmer, Rajasthan. In Pokhran, the crew has reportedly shot at the Pokhran Fort. The other important locations of the film’s shoot include RTDC Midway, Aada Bazaar, Gandhi Chowk Main Market and Gomat railway station. The film will have John Abraham make an on-screen comeback, that too in an action avatar after Dishoom in 2016. Watch this space for further updates.