Last Updated : 22-08-2014 05:24

 

 
 

John Abraham in LTTE film

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The film will be directed by Shoojit Sircar, who has just wrapped up the shooting of Vicky Donor, which is his breezy satire on sperm donation, featuring veejay Ayushmaan in the lead. And John has co-produced the film.

"John is a politically aware actor. He reads the newspaper every morning, knows what's going on in the world. He is clued in to the dynamics of the separatist strife in Sri Lanka. The minute I told him about my film Jaffna, he was on board," said Sircar.

John will produce Jaffna as well.

Not willing to divulge too many details at the moment, Sircar says it's a political thriller set in the troubled violence-ridden city of Jaffna.

John would be in and out of Sri Lanka in the coming months to get a hang of the political situation in the pretty little country.

"I am no stranger to themes of separatism and extremist violence. My first film Yahaan was about Kashmiri separatism. And now Jaffna would be carrying the theme of extremism to another extreme," said Sircar.

Mani Ratnam's Tamil film Kannathil Muttumital with R. Madhavan in the lead is one of the notable films on the LTTE.

"But that was a love story set against the LTTE backdrop. My film is a political thriller," asserts Sircar.

Though not willing to divulge too many details on John's character, the director hinted that the actor would require a great deal of preparation for his part.

"John believes in Jaffna, as much as he believes in Vicky Donor. That's why he stepped in to produce both the projects. He saw the full film Vicky Donor and was completely kicked by it. He thinks Ayushmaan is a star in the making. I can't deny Ayushmaan has given an absolutely natural performance and even composed a track, a love ballad, for Vicky Donor," said the director.

"We shot the film in Delhi, my hometown and Ayushmaan's. I know scores of films are shot in the capital. But I'd like to think I've captured Delhi like no one before," he added.

John would be going all-out to generate awareness about sperm donation in the weeks preceding the release of Vicky Donor. He will also be shooting a promotional video with Shoojit Sircar.

"It's not an item song, as reported in a section of the film. Please! Vickey Donor is a humorous take on sperm donation. Where would an item song fit in? John is doing a promotional video on why sperm donation is not something to be giggled about behind closed doors," said Sircar, whose Johnny Mastana didn't find favours. (Hindustan Times)

 
 

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-7+49 # yuri 2012-03-01 10:38
will see how much the Indian understand about LTTE and the SL Gov
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-36+32 # pasha 2012-03-01 10:53
It is surprise that still people are there to watch these Hindi films.
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-4+49 # AMT 2012-03-01 13:25
Hindi films are more popular than even the Sinhala films in Sri Lanka?
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-6+21 # dev 2012-03-01 17:40
did u watched 30 sinhala films in SL theater?
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-22+8 # Sampath 2012-03-01 10:54
Another outstanding LTTE supporter revealed.
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-3+14 # ind 2012-03-01 10:57
Good for him. He will be paid in high.
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-16+34 # Kolomba Kaka 2012-03-01 11:15
Will this film depict the whole truth about LTTE atrocities as well as how and why it was born?
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-2+16 # yuri 2012-03-01 13:54
Kolomaba, everyone will break the head to find out what they trying to say! its all about Biz not about truth
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-8+38 # buffaloa citizen 2012-03-01 15:19
Yeah...that is what is important...not only LTTE atrocities but also atrocities such as 1956, 1977, 1983 needs to be depicted.
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-0+3 # jegath 2012-03-02 06:41
Not just 1956 , 1977 and 1983.. there were hell a lot after that until now by GoSL!
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-0+0 # Sumedha 2012-03-03 13:39
Let's start with white people putting a minority to power to govern the majority in Sri Lanka during colonial years.
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-8+36 # Kiri Gamarala 2012-03-01 11:46
What is politically thrilling in the 30-year episode of Jaffna?
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-1+12 # AMT 2012-03-01 13:27
30 years episode to be given in 2 hours has to very very thrilling??
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-0+10 # Just Another Citizen 2012-03-01 14:17
So they can have films about WW 1 & 2, Vietnam, etc But not of Sri Lanka? As long as they get the story close as possible it should be interesting.
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-3+14 # willows 2012-03-01 12:49
does Indians know the exact thing???
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-3+22 # TMA 2012-03-01 12:53
This may get banned in SL? Let's wait & see
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-8+8 # faqi 2012-03-01 13:43
I hope they know that it would be a controversial subject to make a film about the LTTE? How much in depth knowledge do that possess, about the terror acts that caused so much of damage to innocent human beings and property? That attacks on some of our holiest and sacred places, such as Anuradhapura & the Dalanda Maligawa (Temple of the tooth) took place.
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-2+1 # buffaloa citizen 2012-03-02 09:09
A coin has two sides, I hope you would know this basic.
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-3+8 # duiminda 2012-03-01 13:48
The Director should be in Sri Lanka first to write the script. He should know the basics first.
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-2+12 # wonderboy 2012-03-01 13:48
CH4 make, India make, why not SL make too?
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-10+9 # yadav 2012-03-01 13:50
John hope you are not going to play ruthless LTTE leader

remember LTTE is banned in India and he killed Rajiv gandhi, thousands of Indian soldiers....
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-2+19 # Jay kay 2012-03-01 14:14
the whole world is watching Indi moveis and arguably many Sinhales . I hope this film will bring the root causes of why LTTE born.
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-0+0 # Sumedha 2012-03-03 13:53
The root cause was the divide and conquer policy by the British, where a minority was put to govern the Sinhalese majority
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-6+7 # P.C.Perera 2012-03-01 14:28
Hope John will play the role of Late Rajiv Ghandi in the film !!!
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-17+9 # RF 2012-03-01 14:29
I hope this film in not influenced by the soth indian lunatics...
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-2+25 # Eddy 2012-03-01 15:00
Karuna Amman.....oops, sorry, the Hon: Minister Vinayagamoorthy , can surely be given a role in this, being the former LTTE commander in the east.
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-8+12 # Aceman 2012-03-01 15:59
With all due respect, Mr. Abraham should stick to promoting 'Sperm Donation'. 'reading the paper every morning shouldn't really qualify him to be totally aware of the Sri Lankan situation.
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