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HindustanTimes Sun,13 Jul 2014

I know the space is open for me as an action hero: John Abraham

Dibyojyoti Baksi , Hindustan Times  Mumbai, March 12, 2013
First Published: 14:44 IST(12/3/2013) | Last Updated: 18:42 IST(13/3/2013)

John Abraham who has two back-to-back action releases — Shootout At Wadala and Madras Café — is certain that both the films will work at the box office. John seems to have gained a new confidence that he has a huge possibility to emerge as an action hero and he is already in talks for another hard-hitting action film with director Sanjay Gupta.

At a promotional event to support his endorsement Garnier Men’s PowerLight’s A Village campaign, John says, “I am working on another action film with Sanjay Gupta. I just love the subject and it incidentally happened to be an action film. For me it’s a plus point that I know that the space is open for me as an action hero.”

The model-turned-actor doesn’t deny that he has taken up wrong films at times. However, John turned out to be a successful producer with Vicky Donor (2012), and the business of a film tops his priority before starting a new venture. By this calculation, he is sure that Madras Café will hit the mark. 

“The producer side of me makes sure that whatever I do, I will make sure that its a commercial success. Because of the sheer economics of the film, Madras Café will work. I have selected a script that’s absolutely fantastic,” says John. Isn’t he worried about viewers’ expectations since his maiden production was a hit? “If I cannot create that impact with my film,
then that is a serious issue,” says John.

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