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John Abraham's Parmanu – The Story of Pokhran clears the first test

The Madras Cafe (2013) actor begins shooting for his production that’s based on India’s successful nuclear tests of 1998.

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Mayur Lookhar

John Abraham has commenced work on his next production, Parmanu – The Story of Pokhran, that’s based on India’s successful nuclear tests of 1998 in Pokhran, Rajasthan. The actor-producer made the announcement via Twitter.

Apart from Abraham, the cast also includes Boman Irani, Diana Penty, Zachary Coffin. The film will be directed by Abhishek Sharma.  

It is said that Abraham has co-written the film with Neerja writers Sanyukta Shaikh Chawla and Saiwyn Quadras.

“The road to Pokhran has been paved. It's time to embark on a journey to revisit the mission that changed the place of India on the world map and turning the course of modern India's position in the world as a strong nuclear state,” Abraham said later in a statement.

The film will be released on 8 December.  

Abraham is no stranger to working in films based on historical events. Abraham’s Madras Cafe was based on the events that led to the assassination of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi. Abraham had also played the lead in Ekta Kapoor’s Shootout At Wadala (2013) that was based on the life of gangster Manya Surve.