‘I’M HAPPY I AM LAUNCH­ING NEW­COM­ERS’

Ac­tor John Abra­ham says it is im­por­tant to give fresh­ers a chance to work in good films

Hindustan Times (Patna) - Live - - Front Page - Sub­hash K Jha htc­ity@hin­dus­tan­times.com

Some­one has to launch new­com­ers in strong con­tent. I am glad I am do­ing it JOHN ABRA­HAM, AC­TOR AND FILM­MAKER

John Abra­ham has been part of rel­a­tively fewer films in re­cent years. He was part of Rocky Hand­some ear­lier this year, a film John is proud of in spite of its box of­fice fail­ure. He gets chatty about his work and why he makes films with new­com­ers.

Were you dis­ap­pointed when Rocky Hand­some did badly?

Of course, I can’t deny I was dis­ap­pointed. When one puts one’s blood, sweat and en­ergy into an en­deav­our, it’s frus­trat­ing when it doesn’t get the au­di­ence it de­serves. We didn’t re­lease the film at the right time, what with the T20 fi­nals.

Is it im­por­tant for you to work with di­rec­tors whose style gels with your think­ing?

Oh, ab­so­lutely. In the past, I’ve tried work­ing with di­rec­tors who are suc­cess­ful. But whose thought-pro­cesses are not com­pat­i­ble with mine.

Are you talk­ing about Anees Bazmi and Wel­come Back?

I am not dis­own­ing any of my films.

You like to pro­mote new­com­ers...

Some­one has to launch new­com­ers in strong con­tent. I am glad I am do­ing it. I worked with Shoo­jit Sir­car, Ayush­mann Khur­rana and now Tahir Raj Bhasin. Trust me, Tahir is bril­liant as the an­tag­o­nist in my next. He’ll make me so proud of him when he gets all the awards. More­over he is a good boy.

You are a good boy your­self...

I think so. I am a very se­cure per­son. I don’t feel threat­ened by the pres­ence of other co-stars.

You are now work­ing in Ro­hit Dhawan’s di­rec­to­rial?

Yes, we did Desi Boys (2011) to­gether and that was a lot of fun. Also,I feel it was a rare in­stance of an in­tel­li­gent Bollywood com­edy. I’ve a lot of faith in Ro­hit. He rep­re­sents a pro­gres­sive thought in the main­stream cin­ema.

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