Actor John Abraham returns in a new action avatar in the gangster drama Mumbai Saga. He says playing an action scene, for him, is like doing an article song, and adds that he enjoys working in mass movies because mainstream audiences have shaped his career.
“For some actors, they love to dance. For me, the action is my dance. It’s like a song to me, ”John said.
The Mumbai Saga trailer has been released and the three minute clip that John will engage in intense action in Sanjay Gupta movie, starring Emraan Hashmi, Suniel Shetty, Jackie Shroff and Kajal Aggarwal has been released. The film also features Prateik Babbar, Rohit Roy, Anjana Sukhani and Gulshan Grover. John portrays a gangster who aspires to rule Bombay while Emraan is cast as a cop who wants to kill John and win a prize of Rs 10 crore. The film is set to hit theaters on March 19.
How does he manage to deliver a different kind of action in each film? “It’s difficult because I feel like my bones are breaking but I try to do different actions in different movies. This movie has raw action. In this movie, my character is in conflict with the character of Emraan. It’s a gangster movie and we show what happened in reality.
The action in Mumbai Saga is quite far from its stunts in his other upcoming film, Attack, he noted.
“In Attack, we do a very different futuristic action. It’s tough but I enjoy this space, ”said John.
Speaking to the media at the launch of the Mumbai Saga trailer, John spoke about his drive to make mass movies. “I think you have to make films that concern the general public and not just a few people sitting in a fancy theater. I saw what Manya Surve (her character in Shootout At Wadala) did for me and Sanjay (Gupta). So these kinds of films can be told with a large part of the audience, ”he said.
“When you go to the interiors of India, they really remember these characters. I think every actor has a fantastic, memorable character, so I get that when you make movies; you should do it for people. We’re afraid of internet reviews and the biggest word of my life is at least I’m afraid of the word ‘trending’. I want to stay away from this trendy business, ”he added.
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