John Abraham Faces Hurdles Producing Female-Centric Films, Will Make Digital Debut Soon
John Abraham revealed that while he already has two female-centric films lined up, he's finding it extremely difficult for studios to back the projects
Bollywood star John Abraham has worked in a number of films. Making his debut in 2003 with Jism, the actor has come a long way and starred in big productions such as Dhoom, Dostana, Desi Boyz, Satyameva Jayate, Parmanu and many others. In 2012, he also made his debut as a film producer and release Vicky Donor starring Ayushmann Khurrana and over the course of these years, produced several other films such as Madras Cafe, Rocky Handsome and Batla House. Now, he's finally gearing up to work on some new projects but seems to have hit a road block.
John revealed that even though times are changing, he is finding it extremely hard for studios to back female-centric projects. He shared, "I have got two films that are female-oriented and they are fantastic. But to convince a studio that I want to sell this and make it into a certain price is an effort. No matter what we say about changing times, it is still an effort. It is an ongoing battle." The actor spoke about finally venturing into the digital world, where he is looking forward to creating some interesting content. While he might only be making a production debut on the OTT platforms, he shared, "I am developing two web-series and I have been developing them for two years. It will take some more time. We have got the rights of a best-selling book, it is an interesting book. I can’t reveal the name. They are hard hitting but I don’t see myself acting in it."
He concluded, "There is a completely new audience that watches film on digital platform. Large section of audiences who watches movies on digital, they do not go theatres then. And this is shocking. There is research data on this. The film viewing habits are low. The digital medium has given a new lease of content for directors, actors and audience. It has changed the landscape of the way we look at films and make films and series."