John Abraham and Viacom18 to produce Jaffna & Hamara Bajaj
The actor-producer teams up with big Bollywood studio Viacom18
Actor John Abraham has joined hands with Viacom18 Motion Pictures to co-produce Jaffna and Hamara Bajaj, his next projects as producer. John, 39, made his production debut with director Shoojit Sircar’s directorial Vicky Donor this year. The movie was a sleeper hit, and earned rave reviews. Sircar is also directing both Jaffna and Hamara Bajaj.
“Vicky Donor” was co-produced by John and Eros Entertainment, but Sircar had expressed his resentment with the production banner for not sending the movie for even consideration when a jury was selecting India’s official entry for the Oscars.
If sources are to be believed, John feels Viacom 18 has done justice to both big budget and even smaller budget, concept-based films like Kahaani, Gangs Of Wasseypur and OMG! Oh My God, which have done well at the box office.
First Published: 5.00 PM IST 11.25.2012