John Abraham: Batla House is an opportunity to show the true side of a policeman


Not only the police, I think all of us need counselling at some point in our lives. He is still operating from Delhi Special Cell. Q. When I played Manya Surve (Shootout at Wadala), the character didn’t exist or rather had passed away. I think we must do what we believe in doing. I have seen the encounter as an encounter. Here are excerpts from the conversation:
Q. I would like to believe that Batla House is one of those exceptionally good stories that is being told. Is it difficult to play a real-life character? As you see in the film’s trailer, it happened in real life too. They don’t have holidays. Once counted among the poster boys of action films, you have, in the past few years, veered towards films with a patriotic undertone. This is not only an edge of the seat thriller, but also when you walk out from the theater after watching the film, you scratch your head saying, “this was true ya!”
Q. The pressure is actually a lot more. I think more of his personal life is the real story of the film. It is such a great story to tell because these characters are sketched out of real life. Why? Whereas playing a role based on Sanjeev Kumar Yadav, a real-life officer, is a big responsibility. Sanjeev told me that he had PTSD and that he wanted to commit suicide. However, Nikkhil had maintained from the very start that this is not just an encounter, it is a love story. Then the encounter happened and PTSD followed. More Explained

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In the case of cops, the trauma is even more because they go out not knowing if they are going to come back. At times, we are too scared to talk about it. Q. What do you have to say about it? Everything is working today. I am doing exactly that, and not only patriotic films. There is an added pressure that even if no one else does, at least he should feel that I played him right. How do you look at this changing scenario? 0
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Abraham, who has previously collaborated with Advani on Satyamev Jayate, is essaying the role of DCP Sanjeev Kumar in the police drama. But I also don’t think loving one’s country requires any effort. And, to top it all, military, navy and air force personnel are respected, but not the cops. Nikkhil and Ritesh have put in four years of research into the film so there is some kind of credibility. Let me talk about Batla House. Popular Photos

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I met Sanjeev Kumar Yadav. People will only be entertained by the Singhams and the Simmbas, but will still not respect the cops. It became irresistible for me to play the character because it had so many shades to it. So even if you don’t care about the Batla House incident, the film works for you. Today we have a lot of films based on real life incidents. You want to tell a fictitious story, you make it. They are over worked. Many men in uniform don’t get the kind of psychological health care they deserve. Batla House is an opportunity for us to show the true side of a policeman. She is playing a journalist because in real life too Sanjeev Kumar’s wife is a journalist. Playing these characters comes naturally to me as I love playing them. I asked him about the encounter and what actually happened after the encounter. When I read the script for the first time, it was an edge of the seat thriller for me. You have been a part of such movies, and now Batla House. I am starting Mumbai Saga, so now I am really a bad guy! He was going through so much in his personal life. If you want to make a film on a real-life character’s story or an incident, you make it. Q. The day he went for the Batla House encounter, his wife wanted to leave him. In an exclusive chat with indianexpress.com, the actor opened up about the responsibility of portraying a real-life character. We think it is a disease and we shouldn’t work on it. I don’t think it is a trend. The way Mrunal has played the wife Nandini is phenomenal.