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John Abraham to star in biker film directed by Rensil D’Silva


The actor will co-produce the untitled film with Ajay Kapoor of Kyta Productions.

John Abraham preps for his upcoming biker film at Brands Hatch, UK's best loved race circuit in London

Sonal Pandya

It's been 15 years since John Abraham got on a bike for Dhoom (2004) and the actor will star in and co-produce a yet-untitled film set in the world of motorcycles for his next. John announced the film today on social media, calling the story one that is close to his heart.

The film, directed by Rensil D’Silva, will begin shooting this July. Reportedly, the rest of the cast is also almost final and will be announced soon.

John is co-producing the film with Ajay Kapoor of Kyta Productions. They have earlier collaborated on Parmanu: The Story of Pokhran (2018) and the upcoming Romeo Akbar Walter (2019).

"This is a story about human relationships. I decided to develop a film on riders and their love for motorcycles in-house two years ago. A lot of research and time has been spent on the subject since then. I'm happy to have Ajay Kapoor and Rensil on board for this project. I am especially excited that we will film the action sequences in the Isle of Man, the home of racing on real roads!" the actor-producer said in a statement.

Director D’Silva said in the press release, “I’ve grown up on films like Days of Thunder (1990) and Top Gun (1986) and it’s a dream come true to make an adrenaline-pumping, emotionally charged bike racing film like this with John.”

Rensil D'Silva, John Abraham and Ajay Kapoor

The action will be shot on the Isle of Man which is famous for its annual International Isle of Man TT race, along with other yearly races which attract fans from all over the globe. Peter Duke, head of the world’s leading motorsport video company, will be the technical consultant on the film. Duke's father Geoff was also a six-time world motorcycle champion and a six-time winner of International Isle of Man TT race.