Sanjay Gupta and Bhushan Kumar’s dream project Mumbai Saga is a gangster drama, set in the 1980s and 1990s. It revolves around the key events that turned Bombay to Mumbai, including the mills downing shutters, the murder of a key businessman, the nexus between politicians, cops, the underworld and the business fraternity, and the drama around the eventual changes in the city’s landscape.
The film stars John Abraham and Emraan Hashmi in roles. In the film where John plays the role of a gangster, Emraan Hashmi is all set to face him in the battle as he plays the role of a cop. It is a new kind of experience for Emraan as for the first time he is being on the other side of the law. At the time, Emraan was reportedly shooting for Ezra and was not able to work out for the new project. But with determination and clear instructions to his team, the actor achieved the physique for Mumbai Saga by working out twice a day and going on a proper diet, in just a month and a half. Emraan also commented on the film and told the entertainment portal, “After being an outlaw in so many films, it feels really great to be on the other side of the law. l worked hard on my physique because I knew it was important to acquire of fuller frame for my part.”