John Abraham embarking on a new journey as actor and producer this time. It looks like he will be coming out with a film relevant to the Liberation of Tamil Tigers Eelam under the banner of his own production company.
Here in the US we are so far removed from what has been going on in Sri Lanka. You hear sporadically news but the conflict there hadn’t been extensively covered, let’s put it this way. Ever since I watched Mani Ratnam’s award-winning movie (A Peck on the Cheek) Kannathil Muthamittal I have been paying much closer attention. That’s one of the wonderful things about films, sometimes they open windows into realities you haven’t been fully aware of. In India, of course, the situation in Sri Lanka has been on the forefront for many years. Newspaper articles just state the facts. But seeing a film makes an emotional connection, now you have people’s stories and that gets under your skin. Kannathil Muthamittal achieved just that. It won many awards. I hope this new film will have a similar impact.
http://www.bollygraph.com/news/john-abraham-launches-production/8551/ : Link to an article on John Abraham’s new production company. I guess it talks about the same movie, different title perhaps
The director, Shoojit Sircar, made his directorial debut to good reviews with the movie Yahaan that dealt with the Kashmiri conflict.
John to produce and star in Jaffna
By Bollywood Hungama News Network,February 23, 2012 – 01:48 hrs IST
After producing Vicky Donor, John Abraham is all set to produce and act in a movie based on the Liberation of Tamil Tigers Eelam (LTTE) of Sri Lanka. The film titled Jaffna will be directed by Shoojit Sircar.
Jaffna is a political thriller and John will be playing an Indian intelligence agent in the film. The film will also deal with the subject of terrorism. To prepare for this role, John will make frequent visits to Sri Lanka to get a hang of the political situation there.
The film will be shot in Sri Lanka, South India and Delhi.