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Age no bar: Women mad about John Abraham

In the UK to promote his film Taxi No. 9 2 11, director Milan Luthria along with actor John Abraham, spoke to Tarun Garg of UTV.

india Updated: Feb 20, 2006 19:51 IST

In the UK to promote his film Taxi No. 9 2 11, director Milan Luthria along with actor John Abraham, spoke to Tarun Garg of UTV about the film.

On the title of the film
Luthria: It was actually suggested by Mantra, our poster design company. I loved it and it fits perfectly with the theme of the film. The taxi is the central character of the film.

What's Taxi 9211 about
Luthria: It's about a mad journey that kicks off when a multi-millionaire (John Abraham) meets a frustrated taxi driver (Nana Patekar).

Working with Ajay Devgan and Saif Ali Khan
Luthria: I worked with Ajay again in "Chori Chori". In fact, I'm in touch with Ajay and Saif. We're friends. Both are brilliant actors and I'd love to work with them again once the right subject and script comes by.

Casting Nana Patekar
Luthria: I was very apprehensive about casting Nana to be honest because there have been stories about his temperament and eccentricity. But if you've got your pre-production sorted out, he's wonderful. And in any case, aren't all creative people eccentric?

He's a very committed, focused and sincere professional. In fact, he told me recently that this is one of his best works to date and that he is eagerly awaiting the film's release. Coming from Nana, that's saying a lot.

On John Abraham
Luthria: He is a brilliant guy. One of the most easygoing, hardworking and down-to-earth actors I have come across. It's been a real pleasure working with him. I'll surely do another film with him.

John in the UK
Luthria: I'd say Women, even those as old as 60 went mad on seeing John Abraham. He has a huge fan following in the UK. You're right; the three days were truly eventful.

This interview has been sent to the UK Bureau by Tarun Garg of UTV.