'I never give up'
He hates looking into the mirror, promises to be the sexiest man even at 50 and is confident that his films this year will add up to a grand total. Actor John Abraham on playing himself in I, Me Aur Main, making a political statement with Madras Cafe and why the best is yet to come
Madras Café has the template of a Body of Lies and the mind and soul of JFK.
I really believe that India has not seen a film like that. It is the resonance of a political statement that I want to make
I, Me Aur Main is not a romcom; more a slice-of-life film. This role is pretty much like what John Abraham is. Or probably the John Abraham of yesterday — I am the best type, you know? A bit flirtatious, he's always making out with someone or the other, and doing his own numberJohn Abraham surrounded by a bevy of beauties from the media for the promotion of I, Me Aur Main
First things first, what got you interested in a film like I, Me Aur Main, obviously very different from action films like Force, Race 2 and Shootout At Wadala that you were a part of? Also, as a producer what would you say of its prospect at the box office?
On reading the script, I realised that it's a beautiful film, largely meant for women. So we have cut the cloth according to the length. Though it's a Rose Film production, I'd say that I, Me Aur Main is practically a plus film on paper. Even at a very conservative level, it will collect enough in the first two days or maybe three, to break even. So commercially it's a safe film. What I am curious about is how people are going to accept this film because my action image is so strong.