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HindustanTimes Mon,21 Apr 2014

Critical acclaim more important to John Abraham

IANS  New Delhi, July 30, 2013
First Published: 17:54 IST(30/7/2013) | Last Updated: 04:21 IST(31/7/2013)

Actor-producer John Abraham makes no bones about admitting that critical acclaim is more important to him than commercial success as he wants to produce different films which have a lasting shelf life. John turned producer with Vicky Donor, which went on to taste box office success as well as acclaim with a National Award. His next movie Madras Cafe is ready for release.

“As a producer, I’m not interested in commercial success. What matters is to be critically acclaimed. Vicky Donor was a different film and Madras Cafe is very different from Vicky Donor. So, as a producer, I want to make different and credible films, which will live on your DVD shelf and should be worth it,” John said.

The actor, who also stars in Madras Cafe, directed by Shoojit Sircar, says the movie is made in a basic budget, but it looks like an expensive film.

“This film is a political thriller. It is made in a basic budget, but it will look like a R50 crore film,” he said. John is at present busy promoting Madras Cafe, which also stars Nargis Fakhri. The movie releases on August 23.

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