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Not well equipped to do an adult comedy says John Abraham

Ashwin Sheshware | May, 11 2018

Actor John Abraham who is known making content driven cinema as producer has said that he and his production team is not well equipped to do an adult comedy.

John was interacting with media in Mumbai at the trailer launch of his upcoming film ‘Parmanu – The Story of Pokharan along with other actors Diana Penty, Anuja Sathe, Aditya Hitkari, director Abhishek Sharma and writers Sanyuktha Chawla Sheikh, Saiwyn Quadras on Friday coinciding with the 20th anniversary of India's nuclear test explosions at Pokhran.

John Abraham has produced critically acclaimed films like ‘Vicky Donor’ and ‘Madras Cafe’ under his production house, so when asked John what could be reason that Hindi film industry has escapist attitude when it comes to making film like ‘Parmanu – The Story of Pokhran’, he said, “There is a saying in management that ‘the higher the risk, the greater the profit’ so, if you do not take a risk and do something different then you will make stereotypical films only so, you have to move on from there. I think it’s important to make different films and I am getting the opportunity to make those films because I am a producer also now so, I have the authority to decide on which film I will work on. I have got a fantastic team with me which pushes to dwell into different kind of scripts.”

“We have decided internally that we cannot make an adult comedy because that is not our strength and we are not well equipped to do it but we can make a story like ‘Parmanu..’, “Madras Cafe’ Vicky Donor’ and even film like ‘Force’ but we cannot do things that are not within our grain”

When asked John what prompted him to make film nuclear test in India, he said, “First of all, our motive was to make an entertaining film. We didn’t wanted to make a documentary so it’s a very entertaining film and people who have seen this film in our office has told me that it has been best film made on India so when you get that kind of reaction , you feel amazing. Earlier internationally, there was film named ‘Argo’ and it was edge of the seat film so ‘Parmanu’ also has got that thing. I don’t think audience will move through 1 hour of the film and that was our effort”

“Another interesting aspect of the film is that while we were about to conduct nuclear test United States of America threatened us that if you will conduct it, you will be boycotted. It’s about how we conducted and in what circumstances we did this. I think the story is very interesting because this is the biggest case of nuclear espionage in the world ever to do it under the nose of rival nation and during that time it was biggest failure of CIA (American intelligence agency) and they have admitted it on record”

The film is an ode to the Indian Army and scientists who accomplished truly extraordinary feats in the face of adversity. It salutes, celebrates and truly embraces the slogan - Jai Jawan Jai Vigyan.

Parmanu: The Story of Pokhran is an upcoming Indian Hindi film, directed by Abhishek Sharma and produced by Zee Studios and JA Entertainment. The film is written by Saiwyn Quadras, Sanyuktha Chawla Sheikh and Abhishek Sharma.

It features John Abraham, Diana Penty and Boman Irani in lead roles. It is slated to be released on 25 May 2018.


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