Bollywood actor takes corruption fight on screen ‘but with hardcore entertainment’

CELEBRATED Bollywood actor John Abraham was last seen in the film Parmanu: The Story of Pokhran.

The film, based on 1998 Pokhran nuclear tests, was a hit at the box office.

With corruption fight close to his heart, John now features in Satyameva Jayate due for release on August 15, that addresses corruption, bribery, among other societal ills.

In this film, the actor will be seen fighting corruption.

In an interview with the Hindustan Times , the actor got candid about his films, patriotism and his thoughts on portraying India in the films.

“I’m a hardcore India fan, and somewhere it plays out in my films. The commonality between the films that I’m doing is that I’ve been addressing issues and telling stories that make India proud. These are all very special messages given in the form of films,” John said.

About his film Satyameva Jayate, he said, “Satyameva Jayate is a hardcore commercial film, but within a hardcore commercial film format, I’m addressing issues of molestation of women, bribery, black money, and corruption, which are present across the board. My films should promise meaningful, entertaining content.”

He talked about the importance of addressing both positive and negative sides of the country in the films.

“You can’t always show glory on screen. You’re a true Indian only if you can show what the problems are,” said John who emphasises that when one comes from a family that values honesty, they will grow up honest.
“…I love my country a lot. I believe that I have the right to criticise my country. I’d feel bad if anybody outside my country would dare to criticise my country. I’m very, very protective about my country, but every Indian has the right to criticise India.”

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