Press Esc to close
Monday 26 September 2016
News updated at 2:18 PM IST
Weather
Max: 27.3°C
Min : 19.8°C
In Bengaluru
Generally cloudy

'Shootout at Wadala' will increase the bandwidth of my audience: John

New Delhi, Apr 21, 2013 (PTI):
 Bollywood actor John Abraham participates in a promotional event for the forthcoming film 'Shootout at Wadala' in Mumbai on April 16, 2013. AFP PHOTO

Actor John Abraham, who essays the role of a dreaded gangster in the upcoming crime drama "Shootout at Wadala" believes that the film will widen the reach of his audience and prove his acting prowess.

The model-turned-actor, who started his Bollywood journey with "Jism" in 2003, has been part of commercially successful films like "Dhoom" and "Dostana" but feels that its time he shifts his focus to other genres.

"I think in every actor's career there is a certain film that changes the way his life pans out. For me, 'Jism' was that first film that made the difference in my life. For me it was not made, it just happened.

"But I think there is a calling in an actor's life and 'Shootout' will increase the band with of my audiences and there will be new audiences which will come to see John Abraham," said Abraham.

'Shootout at Wadala' has been written and directed by Sanjay Gupta. It is the sequel to 2007 film 'Shootout at Lokhandwala', and is based on the book Dongri to Dubai written by Hussain Zaidi.

Besides Abraham, the film also stars Anil Kapoor, Manoj Bajpai, Kangna Ranaut, Tusshar Kapoor and Sonu Sood in lead roles.

The film will dramatize the first-ever registered encounter by Mumbai police, where gangster Manya Surve (Abraham's character) was shot dead.

"Manya Surve was a gangster but we have not tried to glorify him in the film. The film is also about the love story between Surve and Kangana's character which tragic and it turns out beautifully in the film," Abraham said.

When asked how he prepared for the role, the actor said, "In terms of visuals we had just two passport size photos including one of his body after the encounter, which was totally bullet ridden body. We met a few people including police officers, who were part of the encounter."

'Shootout at Wadala' is slated for release on May 3.


Go to Top

Photo Gallery
Prime Minister Narendra Modi during BJP's National Council Meeting at Kozhikode...

Prime Minister Narendra Modi during BJP's National Council Meeting at Kozhikode...

Cyclists take part Cyclothon 2016 held on world car free day in Gurgaon...

Cyclists take part Cyclothon 2016 held on world car free day in Gurgaon...

Artists practice Garba in Ahmedabad...

Artists practice Garba in Ahmedabad...

School students at 'Mother Walk' rally to commemorate the canonization of Mother Teresa in Kolkata

School students at 'Mother Walk' rally to commemorate the canonization of Mother Teresa in Kolkata

Maratha community members hold a protest rally demanding justice for Kopardi rape victim...

Maratha community members hold a protest rally demanding justice for Kopardi rape victim...

An aerial view of the flood hit Edupalaya village in Medak district of Telangana...

An aerial view of the flood hit Edupalaya village in Medak district of Telangana...

Indian and U.S. army soldiers take part in an Indo-US army joint combat exercise in Ranikhet...

Indian and U.S. army soldiers take part in an Indo-US army joint combat exercise in Ranikhet...

St Patrick Church celebrating 175th anniversary in Museum Road, Bengaluru...

St Patrick Church celebrating 175th anniversary in Museum Road, Bengaluru...

Army personnel arrive to help flood affected people in Hyderabad...

Army personnel arrive to help flood affected people in Hyderabad...

Prime Minister Narendra Modi with BJP President Amit Shah wave to the crowd at public rally...

Prime Minister Narendra Modi with BJP President Amit Shah wave to the crowd at public rally...

Copyright 2014, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bengaluru - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523