Taking cue from where Force ended, actor John Abraham returns in Force 2 as Mumbai Police Officer ACP Yashvardhan. To stay true to the franchises, the makers of Force 2 have come up with a hard-hitting story to keep the audience glued to their seats. Actress Sonakshi Sinha plays RAW agent KK, while Tahir Bhasin is the new villain who keeps the good guys on their feet with his mind games.
The trailer of Force 2 begins by paying tribute to the real heroes who have lost their lives. Shiv, the new villain in town, is out to kill every RAW agent present across the globe and finish the agency. When ACP Yashvardhan learns about the deaths of RAW agents, he sets out on a mission to catch the culprit although he isn’t trained to combat terror of this sort. Since he cannot go on this mission alone as he belongs to the Mumbai Police, he joins hands with RAW agent KK in order to put his plan into action.
Speaking to the press at an event, John Abraham said the movie is a combination of several real-life incidents, thus adding credibility to the story. He said, “It’s inspired by a lot of true events that we’ve put together. So there’s a lot of credibility in the story.” In Force, the actor was seen lifting a bike and in the sequel, he is shown lifting a car. “I think Force is all about power. It is Abhinay and Vipul’s decision to continue with the character of ACP Yashvardhan. The way they set the scene up, the only input I had when lifting the car was how my posture looked. Force stands for certain things and Abhinay has very smartly not only brought out the power element but it also has a fantastic storyline.”
Since the film throws light on the forces, when questioned about the Indian Army’s retaliation to the Uri attacks, Abraham said, “We’re very proud of them. In fact, this should have been done earlier. I think it’s high time we respond to terrorism. As a country, we are very tolerant and it’s high time we put our foot down.”
The recent Uri attacks have also brought to light the long-standing debate of whether Pakistani artists should work in the Indian film industry and raise a voice against terrorism just like the Indian artists do all the time whenever there is a cross border attack. To this, John Abraham said, “I think it’s important to know what we do. We’re not in a position to opinionate what others do or think. We can only speak for ourselves. What we express is solely our opinion. I’m glad I’m part of a film industry who really go out there and express their solidarity with not only our country but our soldiers who I again say on record, are the true heroes of our country.” Agreeing to Abraham’s views, Sonakshi said, “We can only speak for ourselves. We do our job which is to stand by them and that’s what we’re doing.”
At the event, Sonakshi Sinha also confirmed that she isn’t playing a Pakistani journalist in her next film. That film is based on a book written by a Pakistani author ,but the story is set in Mumbai.
Force 2 will be released on November 18, 2016.