Batla House: Mrunal Thakur To Play John Abraham's Wife In Film On Real-Life Encounter

| October 15 , 2018 , 17:35 IST

The makers of Batla House have now confirmed that Love Sonia and Super 30 actress Mrunal Thakur will be playing the onscreen wife, Nandita of John Abraham.  Mrunal's role would be modelled on journalist Shobhna Yadav and John Abraham will play a role of DCP Sanjeev Kumar Yadav. The story is about one of India's 'Most Decorated/Controversial Cop', a man who has had 70 encounters, a record 22 convictions from 30 cases and 9 Gallantry Awards.

According to media reports, “Sanjeev Kumar Yadav’s relationship with his wife Shobhna, a well-known news anchor in a Hindi news channel, is a significant part of the story so correct casting for this role was important. We were looking for someone who didn’t have a set image but at the same time was talented. Mrunal fit the bill. We start shooting from October 20, she joins us from November 1.”

The actress said that she’d fallen in love with the script the first time she heard it and couldn’t think of anyone else to play this role.

“I am very excited to be directed by Nikkhil too,” exults Mrunal, a BMM student from Mumbai’s KC College.

“I’ve already started prepping up to play a news anchor convincingly, observing their body language and behaviour in person and on news clips. I’ll be meeting a few anchors after I return, and since my uncle is a cop, it’s easier to relate to the story,” she said.

“He’s a cool dude and very down-to-earth. We’ve done a couple of script reading sessions together,” she adds.

Earlier, John Abraham said after doing movies like Madras Cafe and Parmanu, he automatically moved towards the script like Batla House, although it also means that the script also needs to live that excellence with Batla House which is an emotional roller coaster of the characters.