Reports have surfaced that a film of Batla House is coming. It was in 2016 when Nikkhil Advani had said: “My next film is on Batla House, the big police encounter in Delhi. We are doing the preparation for it. It should begin by March-April (2017).”
Since then everybody was willing to know who will act in the film. Earlier, reports had emanated that Akshay Kumar will act in the film. However, a report in an open magazine, reported that Abhishek Bachchan is in talks with Advani for finally materialising the project which the director has been dreaming about.
It was on September 19, 2008 when Batla House was catapulted in the national headlines following the Batla House Encounter that is also known as Operation Batla House. The encounter that had taken place in the thickly populated Muslim locality of Delhi had seen the killing of two suspected IM men Atif Amin and Mohamed Sajid. Encounter specialist was also killed during the incident after succumbing to injuries sutained in the operation.
Residents and local activists have been for long demanding judicial enquiry into the matter. The Congress was ruling Delhi at that time. Some local politicians made their political career to the hilt by milking the issue.