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Exclusive: Sushant has the box office clout, says Romeo Akbar Walter director

DECCAN CHRONICLE. | SUBHASH K JHA
Published Mar 29, 2017, 12:19 am IST
Updated Mar 29, 2017, 11:58 am IST
Sushant Singh Rajput in a poster of the film.
 Sushant Singh Rajput in a poster of the film.

Sushant Singh Rajput’s RAW — Romeo Akbar Walter’s poster splashes an intriguing silhouette of the actor who plays a RAW agent in the film. Says director Robby Garewal, “Sushant was my first and only choice for the part. His dedication and commitment are what the role needed. He is fully committed to doing whatever the role requires. Plus, he has the box office clout, especially after playing Dhoni.”

The director, who last directed Aloo Chaat in 2009, makes a surprising comeback with this big-budget espionage film. Says Robby, “I’ve been busy making ad films. There was no real compunction to return to feature filmmaking after directing three films Samay (featuring Sushmita Sen), Mera Pehla Pehla Pyaar and Aloo Chaat. My livelihood was being taken care of by making ads. I wanted to make a feature film only when I felt I had a story to tell.”

The story that Robby has to tell in Romeo Akbar Walter is  said to be topical, volatile and…well, raw. Says the director enthusiastically, “I am happy ground-breaking espionage films like Special 26, Baby and Naam Shabana are being made. It makes my job so much easier. I don’t have to spend time in my film explaining the scenario to the audience, I can plunge right into the plot.”

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