John Abraham will not be a part of Sarfarosh 2, confirms director John Mathew Matthan

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John Abraham who was recently spotted in the thriller Romeo Akbar Walter will no longer be a part of the sequel of Aamir Khan’s ‘Sarfarosh’. The news spread like wildfire that John would step into Aamir’s shoes for Sarfarosh 2 but now it seems that is not the case. Sarfarosh’s sequel will be directed by John Mathew Matthan and he has himself confirmed that John will be a part of his film.

Earlier last year John Abraham speaking to PTI in August said, “ohn Mathew Matthan and I are co-producing the film. We are still working on the script but yes it’s happening with me. We plan to go on floors next year. He is probably the only director whose house I went to after seeing ‘Sarfarosh’ and said ‘Man what a film’.”

However, now as per reports, the director of the movie has cleared that John will not be a part of Sarfarosh’s sequel. In a recent interaction with mid-day, Matthan said, “I never confirmed that John is doing my film, nor did I mention any other actor’s name to the media. I am not aware of what he has said. We were in negotiation, but, as of now, nothing has materialized. I am currently giving the finishing touches to the script. Only once we sign someone will I be able to comment on the casting.”

A source told the publication, “The actor was in touch with Matthan over the past several months as he was developing the script. The two were said to be co-producing the film. However, the economics of the project is not working out, which is why it hasn’t gone on floors yet. On his part, John has committed to other films. He is currently shooting for Anees Bazmee’s Pagalpanti. From July, he will start work on Rensil D’Silva’s yet-untitled drama revolving around bike racing.”

This comes after Aamir Khan’s spokesperson clearly stated that he will not be returning for the sequel. Who will lead the cast of the cop drama now, remains to be seen.

Published by Amrit Santlani on 15 May 2019

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