Banana is special for John Abraham

Published: June 22, 2013
John says the film is very real and relatable. PHOTO: FILE

John says the film is very real and relatable. PHOTO: FILE

Actor-producer John Abraham’s upcoming production has a quirky title. It’s called Banana! He says it is “a slice of life film”, which traces the journey from adolescence to teenage years, and he admits the project is quite special to him.

Banana is a film about adolescence to teenage. It’s about a young boy and how he deals with the new adventures in his life. It’s a slice of life kind of a film; it is a very real film,” John said, according to IANS.

He believes the movie will appeal to viewers of all age groups as everyone will be able to relate to it on some level. “I am sure the target audience of this film is from youngsters to all the old people out there because everyone will reminisce about what they’ve gone through. It’s a very special film,” added the 40-year-old.

The movie has an “absolutely new cast”, revealed John. It is directed by Sajid Ali. “Sajid has got some amazing people for Banana. I am sure they will be amazing,” said John, IANS further reported.

Banana will hit the floors in October. Besides this, John’s other productions in the pipeline are Hamara Bajaj and Madras Cafe. He forayed into film production with Vicky Donor, which turned out to be hugely successful and critically-acclaimed.

According to India Today, John, who is currently riding high on the success of Shootout at Wadala, spent some sporty family time with his mother Firoza Irani on Wednesday, shooting baskets at the court in Mehboob studios. It was all strictly for a cause, though.

The duo was promoting Thank You, Mom, a campaign floated to encourage people to come out and appreciate their mothers, recognise their unfulfilled dreams and help them achieve their goals.

John revealed that his mother was passionate about basketball in her youth but she gave up her desire to play for India to be a wife and mother. In fact, she also gave up an offer to be a basketball coach at John’s school for the same reason.

“My mother sacrificed her dream to play basketball for India. Had she continued, I would not have been here. It has been tough for her and her sacrifice has been paramount,” the actor said.

Published in The Express Tribune, June 23rd, 2013.

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