'I never give up'

John Abraham

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.

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