John Abraham, Maddock Films join hands for action thriller, 'Tehran'
John Abraham, who has become synonymous with hardcore action movies, has signed his next in that genre. Titled Tehran, the action thriller will mark his first collaboration with Dinesh Vijan's Maddock Films. It will reportedly be based on true events. Abraham, last seen in the box office failure called Satyameva Jayate 2, is awaiting the release of his next, Attack, on April 1.
Taking to his social media handles on Tuesday, the Mumbai Saga actor announced his upcoming venture by sharing a picture of its official poster. A shot of the capital city of Iran is featured in the image. Directed by Arun Gopalan, Vijan is producing alongside Shobhna Yadav and Sandeep Leyzell. It's a Maddock Films production, in association with Bake My Cake Films.
Get set for an action packed Republic Day 2023. Thrilled to announce my next, #Tehran!— John Abraham (@TheJohnAbraham) February 22, 2022
Directed by #ArunGopalan, produced by #DineshVijan, @ShobhnaYadava, @LeyzellSandeep. Written by @writish @ashishpverma. @MaddockFilms @bakemycakefilms pic.twitter.com/qy4ZO6n5im
With the announcement, Abraham also booked the release slot for January 26, 2023. While Republic Day is a go-to slot for his usually patriotic-flavored films, the problem is, already two major Bollywood movies are poised to release on the same day. These are Hrithik Roshan-Deepika Padukone's Fighter and Ranbir Kapoor-Shraddha Kapoor's untitled movie. Either we'll get a humongous clash or makers would reschedule dates.
Whether Tehran gets a breathy release slot or premieres on a jam-packed date will get cleared up only in the future. For now, we know, the film has been penned by Ritesh Shah and Ashish Prakash Verma but the exact plot is being kept under wraps. We also do not have any confirmed name for the female lead, if one exists in the story.
Focusing on Abraham, the Madras Cafe star will be greeting his fans on the big screen with Attack on April 1. The Lakshya Raj Anand-directorial also stars Jacqueline Fernandez, Rakul Preet Singh, Prakash Raj, and Ratna Pathak Shah. For now, the film faces no competition. The next movie to get released in April is Dhaakad, a spy thriller that's premiering on April 8.