Mumbai, May 16 : Hit "Dostana" "jodi" of John Abraham and Abhishek Bachchan, who entertained viewers with their antics in the comedy, team up again for the Hindi remake of Tamil film "Vettai" and this time they will be seen doing action and stunts.
Director duo Abbas-Mustan, experts in the action genre, will go behind the camera to direct the actioner.
Talking about the lead actors, Abbas told IANS: "They suit the characters well and they were also appreciated in 'Dostana'. It's a complete action film and we shall go on the floors as soon as we lock their dates."
Mumbai, May 8 : Crime thriller "Shootout At Wadala" has collected approximately Rs. 33 crore till Tuesday, while small budget anthology film "Bombay Talkies", which came out on the same day and got rave reviews, has garnered about Rs. 6 crore.
Made at a budget of Rs. 6 crore, "Bombay Talkies" was released in about 480 screens all over India, while big budget "Shootout At Wadala" hit approximately 1,700 screens in the country.
New Delhi, May 1 : Mumbai-based designer Kunal Rawal, who specialises in menswear, has designed golden frame aviator sunglasses for actor John Abraham.
The sunglasses depict the 1980s looks and the actor will be seen flaunting these in his forthcoming film "Shootout at Wadala".
Rawal said he and his team had to visit over 75 stores before he finalised the design.
"The search wasn't easy for us. My team visited every nook and corner of the antique stores at Grant Road and Dadar and also Delhi, which indeed made our Bollywood hunk John Abraham complete his 1980s look," said Rawal in a statement.
Mumbai, April 30 : John Abraham's next is crime thriller "Shootout At Wadala", a genre not so popular among women. But yesteryear actor Jeetendra feels it will appeal to the fairer sex and his encouraging words have boosted the actor's confidence.
Directed by Sanjay Gupta, "Shootout At Wadala" is based on the real-life encounter (shootout) killing of gangster Manya Surve. In the film, John plays Manya's character.
Mumbai, April 22 : Actor-producer John Abraham initially doubted his ability to portray gangster Manya Surve in "Shootout At Wadala".
"When I first read the script, I said it's not possible for me to do the film. The image that people had about John Abraham, John also had the same perception about himself. So I said John Abraham cannot play Manya Surve," the 40-year-old said here in an interview.
However, later he took it up as a challenge.
Mumbai, April 22 : The Censor Board Of Film Certification (CBFC) has cleared crime thriller "Shootout At Wadala" (SAW) with an A-certificate, with no visual cuts.
However, the censor board has asked that some of the dialogues spoken by John Abraham, Manoj Bajpayee and Tusshar Kapoor be cleaned up. Director Sanjay Gupta is not complaining.
"I think the censor board has been reasonable with my film. We expected an 'A' certificate and got that. Yeah, they did object to some dialogues. My actors are busy re-dubbing the dialogues that the CBFC wanted changed," said Gupta.
Mumbai, April 17 : John Abraham, who plays gangster Manya Surve in soon to released "Shootout At Wadala", marvels at newcomer Siddhant Kapoor's performance in the film and says he could be the next star.
Son of Shibangi and actor Shakti Kapoor, Siddhant is making his acting debut with the gangster drama based on the Mumbai police's first official encounter, in which Manya Surve was shot down.
Praising Siddhant, who plays a sharp shooter from Manya's gang in the film, John said: "Siddhant Kapoor is another future superstar of tomorrow. He is absolutely brilliant."
New Delhi, April 16 : Bollywood actor-producer John Abraham, who made his debut in the industry with "Jism" a decade ago, will do a video chat Wednesday with his fans on Facebook.
John will launch his official Facebook fan page and Instagram stream with an interactive live Facebook video chat at 3 p. m., April 17.
The 40-year-old said: "I am really excited about reaching out and staying connected with my fans in India and around the world, who are on Facebook and Instagram."
"Social media is convenient, interactive and provides me with an opportunity to listen, share and have fun.
New Delhi, April 9 : Bollywood actor-producer John Abraham, whose debut production "Vicky Donor" won accolades at the National Film Awards, received the Creative Entrepreneur of the Year title at the seventh edition of NDTV Profit's Business Leadership Awards.
The awards were held here Monday night.
On receiving the award, John spoke about how he prefers the term 'Indian film industry' to 'Bollywood'.
Mumbai, April 4 : John Abraham is set to make at least eight films in collaboration with director Shoojit Sircar and says they have a blind faith in each other.
Sircar directed "Vicky Donor", the first film that came out from John's production company, and after that he also did "Hamara Bajaj" and "Madras Cafe".
Mumbai, March 20 : Actor-producer John Abraham, whose debut production project "Vicky Donor" has won three National Awards, believes his performance in "Shootout At Wadala" is one of his "best". He says it would be "great" if his work is lauded with the prestigious honour too.
He plays real life gangster Manya Surve in the movie.
"This is one of the best performances of my career. I hope to get the appreciation - critically and commercially, and if I get the National Award, then that will be great," the 40-year-old said here Tuesday at the music launch of "Shootout at Wadala".
New Delhi, March 18 : Little did anyone know that a story about a sperm donor could become a hit at the box office and find critical acclaim too. But John Abraham's debut production "Vicky Donor", starring a debutant, pulled it off and that too with three National Awards.
"I am very happy that 'Vicky Donor' has managed to win so much recognition at the National Awards. I credit my entire team for the film's success. We won it for wholesome entertainment, and it couldn't get better. To be recognised nationally is a great feeling," John told IANS over phone from Hyderabad.
New Delhi, Feb 27 : The first Friday of March has two entirely different movies hitting the box-office. If "I Me Aur Main" is a romantic drama, "The Attacks of 26/11", is a crime thriller based based on the 2008 Mumbai terror attack.
"I Me Aur Main" revolves around three characters played by John Abraham, Chitrangda Singh and Prachi Desai.
New Delhi, Feb 26 : The star cast of Bollywood's much awaited upcoming film, `I Me Aur Main' - John Abraham, Chitrangada Singh, Prachi Desai along with director Kapil Sharma and producer Goldie Behl - promoted their upcoming movie in the capital.
Focusing on the urban youth, they met the students of Hindu college and requested them to watch the movie.
Mumbai, Feb 22 : Actor-turned-producer John Abraham is happy with the amount of promotions of his film "I Me Aur Main" but says they are depending primarily on the film's content.
"We are more focused on the content and we are doing the same with this film. If you look at the marketing of this film I don't think we have gone over board with the marketing," the 40-year-old said here while promoting the film at Reliance Web World.
"We had a very controlled aggression on this film. I think we are depending more on content and we are very confident about it also," added John who has also co-produced the film.
New Delhi, Feb 2 : Abbas-Mustan's action thriller "Race 2" has raked in Rs. 79.6 crore net in its opening week at the domestic box-office. The film is also minting money in the overseas market.
Co-produced by UTV Motion Pictures and Ramesh Taurani of Tips Films, "Race 2" had earned Rs. 51.35 crore over first weekend. In the following days, film earned Rs. 7.5 crore Monday, Rs. 6.5 crore Tuesday, Rs. 5.75 crore Wednesday, Rs. 5 crore Thursday and Rs. 3.5 crore Friday.
Anil Kapoor, John Abraham, Sonu Sood and Ekta Kapoor at the launch of film "Shootout" at Wadala BandraSubmitted by Kiran Pahwa on Wed, 03/07/2012 - 13:44.
Anil Kapoor, John Abraham, Kangna Ranaut, Sonu Sood, Mahesh Manjrekar at the launch of film "Shootout" at Wadala BandraSubmitted by Kiran Pahwa on Wed, 03/07/2012 - 13:39.
Anil Kapoor, John Abraham, Kangna Ranaut, Sonu Sood and Mahesh Manjrekar at the launch of film "Shootout"Submitted by Kiran Pahwa on Wed, 03/07/2012 - 13:32.
John Abraham, Zarine Khan, Shazahn Padamsee, Jacqueline Fernandez and Randhir Kapoor at Housefull 2 first look launch, CinemaxSubmitted by Kiran Pahwa on Fri, 02/10/2012 - 19:54.
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