John Abraham: I don’t go by people’s track record, I have no fear


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Actor John Abraham is riding high on the success of his film ‘Parmanu: The Story of Pokhran’. The film not only did a great business at the box office but also received rave reviews from the critics.

The actor is now gearing up for the release of his vigilante action thriller ‘Satyameva Jayate‘ which is directed by Milap Milan Zaveri. Milap’s last film was ‘Mastizaade’ so one wonders what made John take up his offer. Talking to Firstpost, John said that he doesn’t go by people’s track record.

“It doesn’t matter to me. Abhishek Sharma had ‘Shaukeen’ before I did ‘Parmanu’ with him, Shoojit Sircar had ‘Yahaan’ before I did ‘vicky donor‘ and ‘Madras Café’ with him, Kabir Khan was a war documentary filmmaker before I did ‘Kabul Express’ and ‘New York’ for him. I don’t go by people’s track record, I have no fear,” said John to the portal.

The actor further added, “I understand that today’s young crop of actors only want to work with A-list directors because outside of them, they are scared that they will fail. Without the top-line directors, they will fail, I can guarantee you. They don’t want to work with regular directors. Even as a producer I have no fear of failure because my content is strong and I know that a good director will manage to pull it off. The only actors who will work with new directors are Salman Khan and Akshay Kumar. These two will work with anybody and everybody.”

Talking about why he started producing films, in the same interview the actor further revealed, “I did a ‘Dostana’, ‘Dhoom’..I got enough commercial success but I wasn’t getting the films that I wanted to do. Hence I became a producer and debuted with ‘Vicky Donor’ followed by ‘Madras Café’ and ‘Parmanu’. I believed in these films and hence my performances were also engaging. Finally, I got to act in the kind of films I wanted to.” 

John’s next film ‘Satyamev Jayate’ is all set to release on August 15, this year. His film is going to clash with good friend Akshay Kumar’s ‘Gold’. Talking about the clash, John said, “Akshay is a friend and I will only hope that ‘Gold’ does well. I love him and he feels the same.”

Well, if ‘Madras Cafe’ and ‘Parmanu’ are the kinds of films that John loves doing then we are more than happy to watch him in such films. Do let us know in the comment section below the kind of films you guys prefer watching John in.

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