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Mumbai Saga first look: John Abraham turns gangster for Sanjay Gupta film

Director Sanjay Gupta took to Twitter to share the first look of his upcoming film Mumbai Saga, featuring John Abraham

ohn Abraham is back as a gangster in the upcoming film Mumbai Saga and we have already got the first glimpse of his character on social media, thanks to the director, Sanjay Gupta.

Sanjay took to Twitter and shared a still of Mumbai Saga featuring John in the role of Ganpat Roy. He wrote, “One of my favourite moments from MUMBAI SAGA. And of course, Mr Abraham like never before (sic).”

John, as a gangster, is seen sitting on a chair with one leg resting over another. Needless to say, it looks like he owns the place in the still. The actor can be seen in an intense mood, as he stares at the camera.

John is wearing a grey kurta and white pyjama along with black chappals. He is also wearing rings, chains and a tikka in the photo.

Before Mumbai Saga, John Abraham played the role of a gangster named Manya Surve in Shootout at Wadala (2013), which was also helmed by Sanjay Gupta. It was a prequel to Shootout at Lokhandwala, a 2007 film

The plot of Mumbai Saga will be set against the backdrop of the eighties and the nineties. It will narrate how Bombay turned into Mumbai when mills were closed and were later turned into malls.

Apart from John, the upcoming film also stars Suniel Shetty, Jackie Shroff, Emraan Hashmi, Kajal Aggarwal, Prateik Babbar, Gulshan Grover, Rohit Roy and Amole Gupte. Sharman Joshi, Samir Soni and Pankaj Tripathi will also play key roles.

It was in June last year that Sanjay Gupta had announced Mumbai Saga on social media.

Sharing a picture of the cast, Sanjay had tweeted, “The Legend of Bombay, The Saga of Mumbai! Presenting the Gangstas of #MumbaiSaga.”

Calling it as his most “ambitious” project, Sanjay told IANS, “After 25 years and 17 films, I had to give my audience something bigger and better. Mumbai Saga is by far my most ambitious film which needed a visionary producer.”

Mumbai Saga is scheduled to release on June 19 this year.

As far as John Abraham’s gangster look is concerned, it comes as a treat to his fans after Shootout at Wadala. Lately, he has only been seen as civil servants – a police inspector, an IAS officer and a RAW agent.

John was last seen in Anees Bazmee’s film Pagalpanti in 2019.

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