John Abraham will play the dreaded gangster Manya Surve in the film Shootout At Wadala which is being jointly produced by Ekta Kapoor of Balaji Motion Pictures and Sanjay Gupta’s White Feather Films. Anil Ka[poor plays the role of encounter specialist. Isaque Bagwan.
Shootout At Wadala is not a sequel to Shootout at Lokhandwala which was also produced by Sanjay Gupta and directed by Apoorva Lakhia. The film is based on Husain Zaidi’s story which is based on the real life encounter on January 11, 1982. Even the film Shootout at Lokhandwala was based on the 1991 Lokhandwala Complex shootout, a real-life gun battle between gangsters and Mumbai Police.
The film Shootout At Wadala will be directed by Sanjay Gupta and spans the crime scene of Mumbai from the 60s to the 80s. It will also have the backdrop of the war between the Pathans and the Ibrahim brothers – Sabir and Dawood.
Allan Amin will orchestrate the stunts in this high voltage action drama. The film goes on floors in January 2012.