From quite some time, there has been a lot of speculation about how John Abraham would carry the various get-ups he prepared to don in Robbie Grewal’s Romeo Akbar Walter (RAW). Finally, the cat is out of the bag. John’s varied avatars seem to compliment his role as an undercover spy in the movie.
In the trailer, we see that John lies to his mother about being posted to another city in relation to a bank job. But in reality, he is being sent to Pakistan, on an undercover mission, to gather tactical information about the enemy side. It is now that his identity as an Indian agent will be put to test and John has to tread cautiously while saving himself and his country from being exposed. The film required John taking up several get-ups to do an officer’s job on alien soil, and he is seen masquerading as a Pakistani local effectively in several scenes during the two-and-a-half minute trailer.
Makeup and prosthetic designer Preetisheel Singh who worked on all the looks is thrilled with the response to the trailer. “For a prosthetic designer, a film like this where one gets to curate so many looks is a dream. And the response to the trailer is mind-boggling. The faith John put in my work has gone a long way in getting these results,” she says. Romeo Akbar Walter (RAW) featuring John Abraham, Sikander Kher, Mouni Roy and Jackie Shroff in pivotal roles, is inspired by real incidents. A tribute to spies, it is set in 1971, when India and Pakistan were on the verge of a war.