Source: The Hitavada      Date: 18 May 2018 12:14:10


Bollywood actor-producer John Abraham says that he is very happy to make a come back with a film like Parmanu: The Story of Pokhran, after two years of his last release Force 2.

The actor recently was asked what made him stay away from films for two years.
Explaining his strategy to ensure quality work, John told IANS, “I like taking time for the right subject. So, I am very happy to wait for two years and come back with this film.
“I am not only an actor, I am also a producer now. So, I am very clear in my mind about the kind of film that I want to make. I was sure from the beginning that we are not equipped to make an adult comedy, we can make films like Madras Cafe, Vicky Donor and Force.”

“After Force 2, I could have signed 10 films out of insecurity, but I didn’t do that. As a producer, I have the authority to decide what kind of film I want to do and what not,” the actor said.

The 45-year-old actor-producer decided to go solo with Parmanu... after his production house John Abraham Entertainment terminated partnership with Kriarj Entertainment over material breaches and bad reputation.
Kriarj Entertainment, accused JA Entertainment for not fulfilling their commitment to finish the project.
“At one point I called up Abhishek saying this is too much happening and he would tell me, look at the positive side, there is publicity. We would motivate each other as we have not done anything wrong, we are honest and it will happen right way.

“It is difficult when someone points finger at you, at your company, you don’t like it. This film is like my child, you feel like turning around and tearing apart. I am not being violent. It has all ended well. My producers, cast and team is here and it is important to me.”
Parmanu: The Story of Pokhran was earlier scheduled to release in December 2017 but reportedly got delayed to avoid a clash at the box office with Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Padmaavat. The release was later postponed thrice owing to the dispute. And now it is set to arrive in theatres on May 25.

“It is a fantastic film and I want audience to see the film. It is about your credibility and what you stand for. So we fought our way. Abhishek is a legal person and he stood by me. Everyone forgets controversies and everyone is going to talk about the film and its quality that will speak for itself.
“If its good people will talk about it and if they don’t like they would not talk about it. We think we have made a good film. Thank you media for support. We don’t have the luxury of time but we have the luxury of fantastic subject,” John said.

Parmanu - The Story Of Pokhran, is a pro-India, but not anti-Pakistan film, says actor-producer John Abraham, while the film’s director joked it will release across 300 screens in Pakistan.
At the film’s event, the team was asked about plans for the film’s release in Pakistan. “It’s coming in 300 screens in Pakistan,” director Abhishek Sharma quipped. It was clarified later that he was joking.

On a serious note, John said, “To answer that question, this is not an anti-Pakistan film, it is a very pro-India film. So, we are very clear this is a film about India and we are going to celebrate this. If we start thinking about other markets, we would be compromising on our film. We wanted to tell the story as it is.”
The film based on the nuclear bomb test conducted by India in 1998 at Pokhran is directed by Abhishek Sharma and has Diana Penty, Boman Irani and Yogendra Tikku, among others, in the cast. n