No adult come­dies for the pro­ducer in John Abra­ham

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He has suc­cess­fully com­pleted 15 years as an ac­tor. But as a pro­ducer too, John Abra­ham has been equally pro­lific and suc­cess­ful. Till date, he has pro­duced al­most half-a-dozen films in­clud­ing his lat­est hit, Par­manu. How does he man­age to wear both the hats fruit­fully? “It’s sim­ple. As a pro­ducer, I am very clear that if a cer­tain ac­tor fits a par­tic­u­lar part, I will ap­proach that per­son be­cause I want the best for my film. I don’t power every­thing with my pres­ence,” he says.

In fact, John read­ily ad­mits that he is “never the best choice for all my films”. “And it’s be­cause my scripts are ex­tremely var­ied. So, be it Tiger Shroff, Varun Dhawan, Ra­jkum­mar Rao, Ayush­mann Khur­rana, Son­akshi Sinha or Rani Muk­erji, if any of them fits the bill per­fectly, I will reach out to them,” says the Force (2011) ac­tor, while ad­mit­ting that he wants to “pro­duce com­mer­cial pot­boil­ers”. “How­ever, I en up putting pres­sure on mys and tak­ing up dif­fi­cult films (laughs). I get a jab on my ch a lot of times but I still get u as I en­joy that process. Afte Par­manu, maybe, I will wo on some­thing more dif­ficu in terms of con­tent. But some­thing that I can­not do a pro­ducer is adult com­edy don’t have the ca­pa­bil­ity f that (smiles),” he adds.

John Abra­ham

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