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  • The title "Batla House" is not actually a house but a locality in South Delhi.
  • In an interview, John Abraham revealed that when he met the cop Sanjeev Kumar, whose role he plays in the film, he asked him if he had ever broken down over the years, after the incident happened. He was left startled when he replied that he wanted to kill himself.
  • According to John Abraham, the film is based on facts existing in the public domain.
  • During a meeting, Sanjeev Kumar's wife Shobhna told John Abraham that her husband doesn't speak for more than five minutes. This line was used in the film.
  • The film features a remade version of the song "Saaki Saaki" from Musafir (2004).
  • John Abraham's second 2019 release after the espionage action thriller Romeo Akbar Walter (2019).
  • Since the Indian national anthem is played before films are played in cinemas, PVR cinemas released a theatrical promo containing a clip from the film. It featured John Abraham looking at the national flag and then proceeding to speak, "Please stand for the national anthem".
  • The film was certified UA by the Central Board of Film Certification on 31 July 2019.
  • John Abraham read the Quran in order to have a point of view and also because he felt that while talking to a certain character, one needs to understand its thought process.
  • The film's UK release version was cut to achieve a 12A rating. 7 seconds of strong violence were cut.
  • Director Nikkhil Advani revealed that following the orders of the Delhi High Court, he had to beep out a few words and add a disclaimer in the court scene. He said the edits he had been asked to make in the film were heartbreaking.
  • According to Nikkhil Advani, the special number in the film, O Saki Saki, and the creative liberty he took while shooting the action sequences in a grand manner lend a certain degree of fiction to the narrative.
  • The film released alongside Mission Mangal (2019) starring Akshay Kumar. In 2018, John Abraham's action thriller Satyameva Jayate (2018) clashed with Akshay's sports drama Gold (2018) on the same date, 15th August.
  • Certain critics felt John Abraham delivered his career best performance.
  • John Abraham's character based on Sanjeev Kumar Yadav is called Sanjay Kumar in the film. Similarly, his wife's name in the film is Nandita Kumar, while her actual name is Shobhna Yadav.
  • According to John Abraham, this was the first time he played someone who was still serving. He also joked that Sanjeev Kumar could shoot him if he thought he was not good enough at portraying him in the film.
  • There were times when John Abraham was tempted to take creative liberties but refrained from doing so as he wanted to be true to the character.
  • This is the third John Abraham film featuring Nora Fatehi in an item number after Rocky Handsome (2016) and Satyameva Jayate (2018).
  • Actress Mrunal Thakur's third Hindi-language film after Love Sonia (2018) and Super 30 (2019).
  • Just like John Abraham's 2018 Independence Day release Satyameva Jayate (2018), this film has also been produced by Emmay Entertainment and T-Series.
  • Ravi Kishan's character K.K. is based on Delhi Police Inspector Mohan Chand Sharma, who was martyred during the encounter.
  • Prior to the film's release, Maya Sharma, the widow of Mohan Chand Sharma, refused to watch the film as she felt it portrayed incorrect facts and figures.
  • In an interview, on being asked about Mission Mangal (2019) which was released on the same day, John Abraham said that he was really happy for himself and Akshay Kumar. He wished both films to do great and make everyone happy.
  • DCP Sanjeev Yadav also has 2 kids, Aryaman and Suhana, who have not been mentioned in the movie. At the time of the real encounter they were of 6 years of age and 2 years of age respectively
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