MUMBAI—“Batla House” is set to release Aug. 15, and the team was privileged to meet the honorable vice-president, Shri Venkaiah Naidu, Aug. 3, and show him glimpses of the movie.
The lead cast, John Abraham and Mrunal Thakur, along with the director of the film, Nikkhil Advani, and producers Bhushan Kumar, Monisha Advani, Madhu Bhojwani and Sandeep Leyzell were present and even discussed the Batla House incident in 2008 with the vice-president.
Actors Shri John Abraham and Shri Mrunal Thakur along with the Director Shri Nikkhil Advani and the team of the film #BatlaHouse called on me, in New Delhi today. @TheJohnAbraham @mrunal0801 @nikkhiladvani @BatlaHouseFilm pic.twitter.com/mhZzWGa4NZ— VicePresidentOfIndia (@VPSecretariat) August 3, 2019
Along with the discussion, they also talked about what motivated them to recreate the whole incident on film. Here’s what John Abraham had to say:
The film is releasing in direct competition to another patriotic drama, “Mission Mangal.”
They explained to me that the motivation for the film was to uncover the truth of the incident that took place 11 years ago in the Batla House area in Delhi. My best wishes to the entire team. @BatlaHouseFilm @TheJohnAbraham @mrunal0801 @nikkhiladvani #BatlaHouse pic.twitter.com/k3qhC1CI3o— VicePresidentOfIndia (@VPSecretariat) August 3, 2019