“The film is set in 1971 but it isn’t about the war. The story is inspired by true incidents. We’re going to be filming in multiple regions in the Indian sub-continent, including Kashmir and Nepal. We are prepping up to create a thrilling world, the kind you haven’t seen before. Our sole aim is to capture the look and feel of the era,” writer-director Robbie Grewal told the tabloid, adding that it was producer Bunty Walia who came up with the interesting title for the project.
Grewal is a popular ad-filmmaker, had been writing the script of RAW for the last four years. His directorial debut was with the 2003 Sushmita Sen-starrer, Samay, and later he went on to co-produce Shoojit Sircar’s 2005 film, Yahaan. “The leading lady is crucial to the story but we’re yet to lock an actress,” Grewal informs, adding that Sushant will not only be playing Romeo, Akbar and Walter but is set to have many unique identities and looks.