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Watch: John Abraham sets out to take vengeance in Rocky Handsome

An action thriller, Rocky Handsome is co-produced by John Abraham, under his home banner John Abraham Entertainment, along with producer Sunir Khetrapal under Azure Entertainment.

Directed by Nishikant Kamat, whose previous directorial films have included Drishyam, Force and Mumbai Meri Jaan; Rocky Handsome stars John Abraham and Shruti Haasan in lead roles and is distributed by Reliance Entertainment.

Watch the official trailer for Rocky Handsome here: 

Rocky Handsome is out in UK cinemas on 25th March 2016.

Tahir Raj Bhasin Signs ‘Force 2’, Colors It Grey

Tahir Raj BasinHe stormed into Bollywood with a quiet but very powerful debut as the baddie in ‘Mardaani’. YRF Talent Tahir Raj Bhasin, the atypical upcoming star of Hindi cinema who won accolades with his very first film, is now ready for some action, quite literally!

He will act in the forthcoming ‘Force 2’ along with John Abraham. Tahir, a film studies graduate from Australia, who stuck it out to get a suitable first film in Mumbai, won rave reviews and huge popularity with his bad turn in ‘Mardaani’. Holding his own against a seasoned performing star like Rani Mukherjee, his appeal with audiences is evident from the fact that the Times Celebex Poll has judged him the hottest baddie in town.

In picking his second film, too, he has focused on playing a realistic hero, one with shades of grey & layers to his persona. ‘Force 2’, a gritty crime drama, will be shot in Budapest for 2 months, and Tahir is currently preparing for the role.

With a powerful script & an interesting part to play, this promising actor is bound to deliver a mix of bad in a good way in this role too!

Vipul Shah, John Abraham And Abhinay Deo Team Up For ‘Force2’

john-force2The 2011 action thriller Force not only created waves at the Box Office, but was also well appreciated by film critics and audiences alike. Produced by Vipul Amrutlal Shah, the film featured John Abraham and Genelia D’souze where John essayed the role of an honest cop who takes on the dark forces of the drug trafficking world. Fast paced, thrilling and exciting Force created a lasting impression in the audience’s mind. 

Now, Vipul Shah is ready to re-create the thrill of Force with a sequel titled Force2. For the film, John Abraham has been roped in and Abhinay Deo will be behind the camera. Abhinay Deo is the director behind films like Delhi Belly and critically acclaimed TV show 24. 

Vipul, who has had a great run at the box office with Commando, Force and Holiday says, “Force2 read as Force Square is an original script and will be an action thriller peppered with romance. The story is more layered and John will come back in a more power packed role.  Abhinay Deo has a very stylized way of storytelling so we are working towards a very slick and intense film.”

Force2 will go on floors this September and will have a 2016 release. Considering the popularity of the first film, one can expect a dark,exciting and enthralling action masterpiece thanks to Vipul’s vision, Abhinay’s penchant for storytelling and John’s talent.

The Biker League for Mohit Marwah!‏

Mohit MarwahJoining the league of John Abraham, Sanjay Dutt and Mahinder Singh Dhoni hitting it on with the street-chopper is Mohit Marwah to write some ‘motorcycle diaries’.

Yes, you guessed it right, Mohit is joining the league of the biker boys. The actor who debuted last year with FUGLY, is a self-confessed bike freak, completely in adventure sports imagine his surprise when he was approached by an American Motorcycle Company to be its Indian Brand Ambassador.

When asked to confirm the big news, Marwah exclaimed, “Yes, I have been approached by a popular motorbike firm to be their brand ambassador!”.

The actor claimed he loves riding bikes on highways and solitary roads, feeling the wind fill him up and build the excitement,  “I am extremely excited and looking forward to this association.”

In the meanwhile, the actor is also reading a lot of scripts to finalize what shall be his second outing on the big sreen. 

John Abraham shoots for ‘Welcome Back’ despite injury

Welcome Back 2Though Welcome Back is in theory a comic entertainer, shooting for the film turned out to be quite challenging for lead John Abraham who ended up injuring himself quite often.

Having sprained his back while riding a Hummer in the desserts in Dubai, the actor then injured himself while filming a action sequence which involved him breaking glass, a crucial scene in the film just before the interval.

John ended up hurting his hand with several cuts and bruises and a doctor was immediately summoned on the sets to tend to his injury.

Director Anees Bazmee said “I asked him to take a break and then shoot but, John decided to conceal his bruises with make-up and continued shooting for the scene.”

Action Director, Abaas Ali Moghal says he had warned John that its a dangerous act but he insisted to do the act because the scene was so intense. He wanted to look natural because the scene is important to hold back the audience for the 2nd half of the movie.

 

John Abraham and Shoojit to produce a film on football

John playing footballAfter their glorious coming together in Vicky Donor and Madras Cafe, the hit jodi of producer John Abraham and director Shoojit Sircar are going for a hattrick this time.

With a film on football, a game both John and Shoojit can’t have enough of. That too set more than a century back.

Written by Gulaab Gang director Soumik Sen, Shoojit’s next with John is based on famous football club Mohun Bagan’s victory against East Yorkshire Regiment back in 1911.

By beating the foreigners, Mohun Bagan became the first native team to have won the IFA Shield. What’s more, the Indian players played barefeet wearing dhotis while the British team wore boots and shorts.

Says Shoojit: “We both love football and so when I sent over the script to John, I knew he would love it and he did. We are just prepping for the film now and will only start early next year. It will be shot almost entirely in Bengal.”

Adds Ronnie Lahiri of Rising Sun Entertainment: “After Vicky Donor and Madras Cafe, we want to continue partnering with John and keep making fresh films on innovative subjects. We don’t make a lot of sports films in our country and this one is straight from history.”

 

‘Madras Cafe’ banned in UK cinemas

Madras Café will not release in Cineworld, Odeon and Vue Cinemas across the United Kingdom anymore. The film produced by John Abraham and Viacom 18 Motion Pictures was supposed to release today here.

The UK release has been stopped after protests from Tamils outside Cineworld Headquarters this morning.  

Protests Madras Cafe UK
Tamil Youth Organisation UK/ Facebook

A separate petition has also been created on change.org urging the UK cinema chains not to release the film. The petition has been signed by over 1800 people. 

A Cineworld spokesperson confirmed that the chain won’t be releasing Madras Café, “”Our policy is to show a wide range of films for different audiences. However, following customer feedback and working with the film distributors, we have decided to not show Madras Café. We apologise for any inconvenience and any customers that have already made a booking can call our customer service team on 0844 815 7747 for a refund.”

Odeon and Vue websites are also not displaying showtimes and not taking online bookings.

Madras Café is a political action thriller set against the backdrop of the tumultuous and controversial Sri Lankan civil war of the 1980s. The film stars John Abraham as an Indian Army Intelligence Agent sent to Sri Lanka to break a resolute rebel group. Once there, he meets a charismatic female journalist, played by Nargis Fakhri who is determined to uncover the truth about the civil war. Together the pair uncovers a deeper, sinister conspiracy by a faceless enemy.

Madras Café released in India today. 

 

 

 

 

 

Spotted: John Abraham being mobbed on the streets of London (March 2011)

John Abraham filmed scenes for his upcoming film Desi Boyz at a house  in Northwood (London) .
As the word of the filming spread around, especially in an area where many Indians live, it was only a matter of a few hours that more than fifty fans were standing outside the house to catch a glimpse of their favourite actors. Many girls and aunties were shouting “We want John” repeatedly and some had been waiting for over five hours.

The Jhoota Hi Sahi star did come out for a few seconds to check if the scene he just filmed inside the house was satisfactory or needed to be reshot. While I was chatting with the Indian crew members, I overheard a mother asking her five year old son if he knows who that guy is (pointing at John Abraham).

The little boy replied: “Kunal from Dostana!”

John decided to meet them for a few minutes and within a few seconds he was surrounded by a lot of people. He posed for pictures, signed mobile covers and was basically mobbed like never before. His security guard was joined by Deepika Padukone’s bodyguard and they had a tough time when the road was blocked with fans trying to get pictures of the star.

Check out these exclusive pictures:

This article and these pictures were first published on BollySpice: http://bollyspice.com/808/exclusive-on-the-sets-of-desi-boyz-in-london/3

John Abraham interview about ‘FORCE’

Exclusive interview with John Abraham


Actor John Abraham talks about his new film ‘Force’ with Genelia D’Souza which is out on general release now in the UK.

1.       You’ve come a long way since your first movie in Jism (2003) to Force today (2011). Please describe your journey?

However clichéd this may sound, each day is really a new day with a range of experiences, ups and downs, high and lows – it’s life. But you just got to keep going and with the grace of God I’m still here and revving to go even further. I have given my level best to my profession and will keep doing so. My family and fans are my biggest inspiration and I will continue to aspire to meet their expectations. At the end of the day, I have grown as an actor, which is a big achievement for me.

2.       Your jaw dropping eight pack physique is the talk of the town. What tips can you offer (mainly our male readers) on how to achieve the perfect abs?

Well, a lot of hard work went into preparing for this role as my character required a very rough and tough look, I went through eight strenuous months of rigorous training to build the eight packs and look sturdy. But more than anything else I had to feel stronger and be prepared for some serious action. I am quite particular about my fitness regime which is quite simple – eat Healthy and exercise well!

3.       How does it feel to be approached by Hollywood’s ace stunt director JJ Perry, who trained Sylvester Stallone, to offer to train you?

It’s been an absolute honour to get such encouraging comments from a Global Stunt Icon himself! Mr Perry’s compliments have motivated me all the more.

4.       When shooting action movies there are always accidents or incidents on set. Were there any for you whilst filming for Force?

Force is a very high action packed film, hence required a lot of stunts. Although we took great precautions, some accidents did happen. I recall there was the stunt that required me to jump from one moving goods train locomotive to another. Instead of landing on my feet I lost my balance and fell on my back over a heap of stones. I remember I had 40 injury marks on my back! And then there are a few others – this has been a film where I’ve endured the most injuries but it was certainly worth it.

5.       You’ve been paired opposite Genelia D’Souza for the first time we believe. When you are working with an actor for the first time (especially if she is playing your love interest), how do you break the ice? What was your first interaction with Genelia like?

Genelia is so full of life – she brings so much energy on the sets, it’s amazing to work with someone like her. At the same time she is a thorough professional.  I had the most wonderful time working with her and look forward to the opportunity again. I think we make a great on screen couple.

6.       Would you class ‘Force’ among a contemporary genre of Indian films?

Force’ belongs to the classic action romance genre, but with some unique – state of the art action sequences, topped with some extremely exciting music the presentation has been modernized. It is also a very engaging narrative and plot line, with a strong romantic undertone set in today’s times. I am positive that audiences across the globe would enjoy and appreciate this movie as it has something for everyone – from hardcore action to high tension drama and a beautiful romance.

 7.       And finally, do you have a special message for your fans?

Thank you all so, so much for supporting me, encouraging me and wishing me well. Your love, affection and belief in me, is a big reason for where I am today, and continuing to take my career to the next level. Please go watch ‘Force’ – I am sure you will all enjoy it.

This interview first published on Ikonz: http://bit.ly/nTXanM