After her son John Abraham became a star, Phiroza Irani detached herself from his career. She doesn’t even have photographs or posters of his films in her house. However, after a screening of Aashayein recently, she asked him for a collage of his pictures from the movie.
“Phiroza aunty works with some charitable organisations. And one of them is for people who have been or are going through traumatic experiences,” informs a friend of the Abraham family, adding, “She felt that the collage of pictures would symbolise hope for them.”
The friend adds that Irani was stunned by John’s performance. “She felt that the John on screen and the one she knew were two different people. She went home beaming at her son’s act,” says the friend.
While Abraham wasn’t available for comment, his spokesperson confirms: “Considering that John’s character in Aashayein epitomises hope, Phiroza aunty will be using the movie’s story to encourage people to struggle through the difficult phases of life.”