At a recent event John addressed the media saying, ''When people ask me what is this film for you, I keep saying that this film is my VAASTAV. It's a career defining film and it's something that I have taken very seriously.''
The film will dramatise the first-ever registered encounter by Mumbai police, where gangster Manya Surve was shot dead in 1982. Further describing his character John says, ''I play a character of Manya Surve a.k.a Manohar Surve. He ruled Mumbai from 1979 to 1982.''
Produced by Ekta Kapoor, the film is slated to release on December 7, 2012.