Kabul Express will be released on December 15, 2006. The film stars John Abraham, Arshad Warsi, Pakistani actor Salman Shahid, Afghani actor Hanif Hum Ghum and American actress Linda Arsenio. The film is produced by Aditya Chopra under Yash Raj Films and is directed by documentary film maker Kabir Khan.
Jai and Suhel – TV journalists from India in search of the ultimate news scoop: meeting the Taliban. Imran Khan Afridi – a soldier of the hated Taliban who needs to escape the wrath of the Afghans and run to his country, Pakistan. Khyber, a proud Afghan who has seen the destruction of his country over the decades. Jessica Beckham – An American photojournalist ready to risk her life to photograph the Taliban. Five people from different worlds, their paths are destined to cross in a ruthless country devastated by war – Afghanistan.
This is a story, spanning 48 hours, of five individuals linked by hate and fear, but brought together by fate to finally recognize each other. Against this turbulent backdrop, Jai and Suhel – two Indian Television reporters have entered Afghanistan and their aim is to somehow get a rare interview with a Talibani. Helping them in their pursuit of a Talibani is their Afghan guide, translator and driver – Khyber in his Toyota Jeep called Kabul Express. As the film unfolds, a special relationship develops between an Afghan, a Pakistani, two Indians and an American.
- John Abraham ... Jai
- Arshad Warsi ... Suhel
- Salman Shahid ... Imran Khan Afridi
- Hanif Hum Ghum ... Khyber
- Linda Arsenio ... Jessica Beckham
- John Abraham reportedly fell ill during the shooting of this film in Afghanistan and was rushed to the same hospital (Lilavati Hospital, Mumbai) as Amitabh Bachchan and the two were neighbors for a few days.