Supermodel-turned-actor-producer John Abraham has proved he is a perfect mix of brains and brawn from producing Indian cinema’s first ever film on sperm donation to giving an insight into the iconic nuclear test of Pokhran. The actor recently said that he wishes to bring about a change in Indian cinema.
During an interview with news agency, IANS John said, “We just had five days of promotion of ‘Parmanu…’ and I am really glad how the film sustained in the theatre for so long, and not only earned money, but respect too. I think the best promotion for a film is the film itself. As an actor-producer, I really want to change our Indian cinema so that people gain that faith to invest time and money on a Friday to go to the theatre to watch a film produced by (my banner) JA Entertainment”.
After Satyameva Jayate, John has two important films lined up Batla House and Romeo Akbar Walter (RAW). He said that both the movies will give him the opportunity to prove his potential as an actor as well as a producer. “I know for a fact that ‘Batla House’ is a movie that has a superb story and shows today’s India exactly the way it is. People can either like the film or throw it on my face, but the fact is I am making a statement with that film. As a producer, I know what do I really want to do and associate myself with,” the Parmanu star added.
When the actor was asked if that was that the reason for shifting the focus of the audience to his intellect by producing some meaningful cinema, the actor replied by saying, “Yes, you can say that. Every time people call me to say how amazing I was looking in the film. As an individual, I am very shy to take the compliment and as an actor, I was not getting films that I wanted myself to be associated with. That was the initial reason why I started working towards becoming a producer.” John, who holds a degree in business management was further asked if having good education helped him to become a better film producer, to which he replied, “If creative people can manage their business well, they would be successful. That is how I manage creative content and commerce. As a creative person, I go by instinct but then my business knowledge helps me to execute the creative idea in a commercially viable way,” added John, who had taken to film production with National Award-winning film “Vicky Donor”.
His last release Parmanu – The Story of Pokhran did pretty well at the Box Office and is now gearing up for the release of his next film Satyameva Jayate that is slated to release on Independence Day. John has always been appreciated for his well-built body and strong screen presence ever since his 2003 debut film Jism to successful films like Dhoom, Water, Taxi No. 9211, Kabul Express and Dostana among others.