John joins the Khan league!
It's a triple superstar treat for Bollywood fans, as John Abraham is reportedly joining Shah Rukh and Aamir in Danny Boyle and Anurag Kashyap's Bombay Velvet.india Updated: Sep 18, 2009 19:14 IST
Now, it has emerged that John would also be a part of the film, and infact, he was the first actor to be signed on for the international project, reports a Mumbai Tabloid.
A source says, “This was just after John and Anurag formed a mutual fan-club after working together in No Smoking. Although the film didn’t work at the box-office both John and Anurag vowed to do another film. That’s when Bombay Velvet was born. The film has three segments and John was signed on for the second segment. He will play a real-life 1960s hero of the masses.” SRK and Aamir will star in the first and third segments respectively.
John is required to do a lot of homework for the film as it's touted to be a real life character. The actor will have to get rid of his contemporary body language and mannerisms.
Speaking about John starring in Bombay Velvet, Anurag Kashyap had said earlier, “John Abraham has drastically cut his price for my next film Bombay Velvet. So even when I work with stars my project becomes economical. I don’t charge any money as a director until the film makes money. After No Smoking, John and I want to make sure our film is accessible to the audience. Today I realise where I had gone wrong in my earlier cinema. I’m working on my weak points. I tend to get repetitive. So I’ve got two writers for Bombay Velvet who criticised me the most for No Smoking.”