John Abraham on ‘Rustom’ Costume Auction Controversy: I stand by Akshay Kumarby Opinion Express May 14, 2018 0 comments
Indian film actor John Abraham in his upcoming film, Parmanu: The Story of Pokhran, will be seen taking up an army uniform. He said that he stands by his friend actor Akshay Kumar’s decision to auction the costume he had worn in Rustom.
Akshay and his wife Twinkle have been served legal notice and are accused of “playing with the sentiments” of the armed forces by putting up for auction a naval costume from his film Rustom. “I am not going to be politically correct but I stand by him,” said John. Parmanu: The Story of Pokhran was earlier scheduled to release in December 2017 but reportedly got delayed to avoid a clash at the box office with Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Padmaavat. The release was later postponed thrice owing to some dispute. And now it is set to arrive in theatres on May 25.
‘People have felt a need for it, and people don’t always feel a social need to go and see a film. Certain members of certain communities feel that, ‘Yes, this is my film’. I’m not making any claims that now America will change, of course it won’t. If America didn’t change under (Barack) Obama, then…’
— Martin Freeman
A National Award winner, Neena Gupta last year took the social media route to ask for “good parts to play”. Now the veteran actress, in Cannes for the unveiling of the first look of The Last Colour, says she is working on some “very good films”. “I have done a small role in Veere Di Wedding, but I have done very nice roles in Mulk which stars Rishi Kapoor and Amit Sharma’s Badhai Ho. I have shot for these… But now after The Last Colour, what will I do… What is there after fulfilment.”
Grant fears Frears’ disapproval
Actor Hugh Grant, who is working with Stephen Frears in TV show A Very English Scandal, thinks the director would have spit on his previous movie roles when they had first collaborated.
Grant, 57, and Frears, 76, have teamed up for a TV show which tells the true story of the political drama which saw British MP and Liberal Party leader Jeremy Thorpe stand trial in 1979 over accusations that he hired a hitman to kill his alleged ex-lover Norman Scott, a relationship that played out at a time when homosexuality was illegal in the UK.
Grant and Frears had earlier worked together on 2016 biographical comedy/drama Florence Foster Jenkins.The actor says that before he first met Frears, he thought he would have hated his past romantic comedy roles in films like Notting Hill and Love Actually.
Writer: Team Viva
Courtesy: The Pioneer