Emraan Hashmi
Mohar Basu (MID-DAY; July 5, 2017)

The first poster of Captain Nawab was trolled for its similarity with the video game, Call Of Duty: Black Ops’s poster. But it seems that co-producers Tony D’Souza and Emraan Hashmi have put the debacle behind them. They have been working on the script over the last few months. “The film is about a spy, who lands in the Pakistani army. It’s an action film, but at the core, it’s an anti-war movie. It falls in the spy thriller genre, but we are trying to make a film that appeals to a wide audience. Since it is Emraan’s first production, he is involved in most aspects, including costing and scripting,” says D’Souza.

This will be the first time Hashmi will play a military officer. “He is to train with members of the Indian Army to get the mannerisms and use of arms right. He will also be taking lessons in Urdu to come across convincingly as a character from Pakistan.” The film will go on floors on Gandhi Jayanti.

“Gandhiji’s principles are more relevant now than ever, since the concept of an eye for an eye is dangerously propagated. Our film reiterates the futility of war,” he adds.