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Romeo Akbar Walter: Suchitra Krishnamoorthi Back on the Big-Screen with Jackie Shroff

Romeo Akbar Walter (RAW) has been in the media buzz now for quite some time.

Just recently, John Abraham shared the first look poster of RAW and the teaser itself begs curiosity.

RAW is an original Indian espionage thriller which is based on true events.

It brings alive the story of a true patriot, a forgotten hero, a man of many faces and names who lived for one and only one purpose – to serve his country.

The film is also special as it marks the comeback of Kabhi Haan Kabhi Naa actress, Suchitra Krishnamoorthi after a 9 years hiatus.

In an exclusive with Filme Shilmy, Suchitra talks about her cameo with Jackie Shroff in Romeo Akbar Walter.

How Suchitra got the role

“The production called me many months ago but I was supposed to be going on a Himalayan treck, so initially I wasn’t able to do it.

But eventually, I had to cancel the treck because I injured my back. Then they called back and said that the director (Robbie Grewal) was quite keen on having me. So I agreed to do it and I’m glad I did.”

“If I went on that trip, I would’ve been disconnected from the whole world and that is when my sister went into the hospital. So it’s like some kind of crazy timing.”

“I’m playing the editor of a newspaper. It’s based in the 70s and on a true story.

At that phase, there were very few women who were actually independent and powerful. I found it a very impactful. I loved the story and script.

I just thought I had to be a part of this movie, even if it is a cameo because it stirred a national pride in me.”

Experience of Working with Jackie Shroff

“I’ve worked with many leading actors but Jackie Shroff is hands down my favourite. All my scenes are with him.”

Whilst this is the first time we see Suchitra acting with Jackie, this association kind of happened years ago. She tells us more:

“In Rangeela, Ramu (Ram Gopal Verma) wanted me to do a cameo. In fact, he has retained that shot where (in the film) Jackie has a wife named Suchitra.

I was supposed to do a song with him too and I’ve always been so whimsical about my acting career so then I told Ramu that I don’t want to do this.

Unfortunately, he scrapped that role but kept that reference. That’s how long ago we were supposed to work together.”

It’s great to be seeing Suchitra back on the big screen.

Watch RAW teaser here


In addition to John, Suchitra and Jackie, Romeo Akbar Walter also stars Mouni Roy and Sikander Kher.

The film is scheduled to release on 12th April 2019.

RAW is backed by Viacom18 Motion Pictures and KYTA Productions.

Anuj Radia
Journalist and film enthusiast.

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