John Abraham, Jakie Shroff in Kashmir, looking for local talent


Bollywood veteran actor Jackie Shroff and fitness freak John Abraham who are currently shooting for Romeo Akbar Walter aka RAW,  reportedly its major schedules will now take off to a new location for a long schedule. The team including the leading man John Abraham is expected to fly to Kashmir for 10 days to different locations of the state.

John Abraham

According to a report published by Bollywood Hungama, the actors will be flying to wrap up this schedule in Gulmarg and Srinagar. Robbie Grewal spoke about the film in recent media reports, wherein he stated about hiring local talent for the film. They wanted to retain the authenticity in RAW and hence decided to have local actors and also technicians to get the right vibe. Robbie also asserted that their costume designer too is a local who will be designing the looks which belong to the 70s era.

Vanessa Walia, who is co-producing the film, also elaborated on why Srinagar cannot be replaced in the film. She stated that while they recreated some portions of Pakistan in Gujarat, they couldn’t do the same with the Kashmiri locations. She also believes that Kashmir cannot be recreated in any part of the world including Switzerland or Shimla since none of them have that vibe. Vanessa also mentioned that from day one the team knew that Kashmir would be the perfect location for Robbie’s script and it is also a rather troubled city owing to the constant unrest there, the report mentioned.

After a two day shoot in Gulmarg, Romeo Akbar Walter will further be filmed in Srinagar. Bunty Walia, who is one of the consultants in the film, has asserted in reports that they have all the required permissions and that the Director General of Police in Kashmir has also given them an assurance that the situation is safe in the city, Bollywood Hungama reported.

The shooting schedule in Kashmir will kick off on August 16.


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