John Abraham Wants To Don Director’s Hat
B-town hunk John Abraham who has proved himself as a prolific actor, now wants to don the directors hat. After more than 30 films to his credit in his Bollywood career of 7 years, John now wants to wield the megaphone.
Speaking to media-persons the actor said,"I have good friends around me who are directors and writers. They are all willing to sit with me, help me and formulate screenplays. I have ideas and I want to become a director very soon and when I become one, I will be damn good at it.”
The 38 year-old John said, “Probably, five-eight years down the line, I`ll direct a film. I`m just seven years old in the industry. I want to first just settle down properly and singularly prove myself in a big way and then I will get into direction.”
Comic films ‘Garam Masala’ and ‘Dostana’ to period drama ‘Water’, John has acted in all types of genres.
Elucidating his journey as an actor, John said, "After all these years, I think I`ve become very comfortable with the medium, but more than myself I`ve seen a change in the perception of the audience towards me. I`ve always been an understated actor. I`m not into over-projection. When I joined the industry, there was a section of the audience that felt I was too understated. Today the same audiences have a different perception and somehow that same style of acting is working for them now.”
"I really haven`t changed. I`m following my director`s brief and I`m doing exactly that. But people`s perception has changed. The sense of reality has prevailed in the mind of the audience and I think that`s the change I have seen."
The actor is all set to take a boy-next-door look in his upcoming flick. He said,"I`ll be starting the film in March, which will be directed by Kapil Sharma, a first time director. He is the best chief assistant director we have in the country.”
"The film is about just a regular guy who gets busted by all the women in his life. It`s about a guy who learns life through the women he is with - his mother, sister, his boss, his neighbour, his girlfriend, his ex-girlfriend. It`s just about this journey. It`s amazing."
“The final title of the film is yet to be decided. "Right now it`s called `The Re-education of Ishaan Sabharwal`. That`s a working title," he added.