A couple of months back, Sushant Singh Rajput confirmed the news that he is no more a part of the film RAW — Romeo, Akbar, Walter. The actor has several films in his kitty namely Kedarnath and Drive for which he has been shooting continuously. Thus, Sushant couldn't commit to RAW.
Now, as per a leading daily, Abhishek Bachchan has been approached to play the lead in the film. Talking about it, a source stated to the daily, "The film will now have Abhishek Bachchan playing the lead role. It’s based on true events. The director and producers feel Abhishek is perfect for the slick action-thriller."
The source further said, "Vanessa Walia, Bunty Walia’s wife, is one of the producers of the film. Bunty and Abhishek have known each other for years and are close family friends. So, when he liked the script, he okayed the film immediately."
For the role, Abhishek is getting fit for the role. The source also said, "He has to maintain a particular physique to pull off the combative action scenes. Along with that, there are a lot of chase sequences — very stylised and high octane."
A source close to the actor also said to the daily, "He never signed the film, they don’t even have proof. He just verbally offered Abhishek the film and he asked for a script narration, which never happened because Dutta is old-fashioned and doesn’t have a proper script per se. That’s when he decided to do RAW over Paltan."