In an entertaining ‘Off The Cuff’ episode, Bollywood actor turned producer John Abraham discussed his upcoming Pokhran nuclear test based film, Parmanu. Abraham also talked about Indian cinema’s burst of nationalism, becoming a producer and more.
He was in conversation with ThePrint’s Editor-in-Chief, Shekhar Gupta, associate editor, Ruhi Tewari, and web editor , Sharanya Munsi in New Delhi 22 May, 2018.
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From left: Shekhar Gupta, Editor-in-Chief, ThePrint; Ruhi Tewari, Associate Editor, ThePrint; Sharanya Munsi, Web Editor, ThePrint; John Abraham, Actor
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John Abraham; Shekhar Gupta
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From left: Dr. Ananta Singh Raghuvanshi, Executive Director- Sales and Marketing, DLF Home Developers Ltd.; Minaakshi Dass, Founder and CEO, Indian Heritage Desk; John Abraham
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From left: Poonam Bali, Owner, Bliss Medispa; Minaakshi Dass; John Abraham; Dr. Ananta Singh Raghuvanshi
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From left: John Abraham; Prathibha Prahlad, classical dancer and choreographer; Shekhar Gupta
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From left: Simran Ahuja, Ms. India Magnificent Woman Icon 2013; Deepak Narwal, social entrepreneur
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“I am politically aware, but I’m apolitical,” said John during the interaction.
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Minaakshi Dass asks John, “How do you define honesty?” to which he replied, his best lessons on honesty were learnt from his father.
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“Don’t compete with Hollywood, complement them,” said John referring to the tough competition Indian movies face against big box-office openers of Hollywood.
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Nipun Malhotra, Founder, Wheels For Life questions John about the inclusion of physically challenged characters in Bollywood.
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“Some of the best movies in our country are in Malayalam and Marathi,” said John referring to the recent limelight shone on regional films at the National Awards.
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The audience listens patiently to John’s experiences as a producer- actor. The actor said he found the role of a producer empowering.
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Abhishek Mishra, youth BJP icon, quizzed John on the quality of comedies in Bollywood.
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John shares a hearty laugh with Avinash Saproo, VP, IIFL Investment Managers.
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John poses with ThePrint team.
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John smiles for the camera after the event.