John Abraham will be producing and acting in a film based on Kawas Manekshaw (KM) Nanavati, a Naval Commander's real-life murder case, that took place way back in the year 1959.
KM Nanavati case was one of the most sensational case heard in the court of Indian law. Many Bollywood films have been inspired from the case, and now our very own macho John Abraham has decided to produce and even play the role of KM Nanavati in the film.
Vipul K Rawal, who wrote the script for Nagesh Kukunoor's film, Iqbal has written the script for this film too. As per sources, John Abraham is extremely excited about playing the part of KM Nanavati.
There was a rumour that a producer had approached John Abraham with this script before, but he turned it out since he was not being paid enough. Anyways, John has now stepped up to produce the film all by himself since he thinks it's a wonderfully written script since Rawal had conducted an extensive research on the subject. The actor has already bought the rights to produce the film and will essay the role of a naval officer.
KM Nanavati was tried for the murder of his wife Sylvia Nanavati's lover Prem Ahuja and was the talk of the town in the 60's. RK Nayyar's suspense thriller Yeh Raaste Hain Pyaar Ke, starring Sunil Dutt, Leela Naidu and Rehman was based on this case. In fact, Soni Razdan and Anurag Kashyap too had worked on similar projects, but there was never any official announcement.