Emraan Hashmi is all set to star in a war drama titled Captain Nawab, which is inspired by true events. Emraan will essay an army man for the very first time.
According to reports, Emraan Hashmi’s Captain Nawab has run into trouble. The film — where Emraan plays a double agent who represents India and Pakistan and lands in trouble when both countries find out about his betrayal — is facing a roadblock from Indian military.
Given that he plays a man in uniform and it highlights the sensitive Indo-Pakistan relationship, the armed forces are wary of how it will be shot. They have raised a few questions and unless a clearance is received, work on the film cannot resume.
Confirming the news, director Tony D’Souza said: “Yes, we have sent the script to the Ministry of Defence. We are awaiting their clearance to proceed with the shoot. Anyone who makes a film on the army doesn’t do it with an intention to hurt anyone’s sentiment. We have a lot of respect for the Indian Armed Forces. We had finished our first schedule, but we will shoot portions of the film featuring the Indian Army now. So, we needed the Ministry to give us a No Objection Certificate. It should come either by the end of this month or in the first week of March. Then, we would be good to go.”
Malvika Raaj, best remembered as the girl who played the younger version of Kareena Kapoor’s character in Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham…, is set to make her big Bollywood debut with Emraan Hashmi-starrer Captain Nawab. This is the first time when Emraan will be producing a movie and it will be directed by Tony D’Souza.