Here’s why John Abraham’s ‘Batla House’ may not release on Independence Day
John Abraham was sure that he would release his upcoming movie Batla House on the occasion of Independence Day. The actor does this despite facing a clash from Akshay Kumar starrer Mission Mangal, which also has Sonakshi Sinha, Vidya Balan, Taapsee Pannu, Kirti Kulhari, Nithya Menon and Sharman Joshi in pivotal roles.
However John might have to eventually postpone the release of his film. Two accused in the Batla House encounter case, namely Ariz Khan and Shehzad Ahmad, have filed a plea with Delhi High Court seeking a stay on the movie’s release. This plea is likely to be heard next week.
The accused have requested a screening before the movie’s release on Independence Day. They want to cross-verify whether, like the movie states, Batla House is actually based on facts and follows the sequence in which the incident took place.
“Although the courts discharge their duties in a free and fair manner and are not likely to be affected by events portrayed in a movie… The release of such a movie would prejudice the trial, especially as there has been an effort to connect the two incident i.e. Batla House and the Delhi serial blasts,” the plea read.
Produced by John Abraham, Batla House is helmed by Nikkhil Advani. The movie stars Super 30 actress Mrunal Thakur as the lead actress. John had recently screened the movie for the Vice President in Delhi.