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Mumbai, Oct 3 : Actor John Abraham, who is currently busy with his production “Parmanu : The Story of Pokhran”, says that the release of the film is postponed because the makers wanted a proper date.

“There are so many films which have an entertainment purpose only and there are very few films which are important for our country. According to me, ‘Parmanu’ is one such film which is very important in modern India so it was important that we needed a proper release date for this film,” said John.

“And now I am not just an actor but a producer as well. I am producing this film with AKriaj Entertainment so I feel box-office collection is also important aspect of film business and now I think we have got good release date,” added the actor who was present with Prerna Arora for NDTV’s “Banega Swachh India” campaign along with Amitabh Bachchan on Mahatma Gandhi’s jayanti on Monday which is now also known as National Cleanliness Day.

Earlier, “Parmanu – The Story of Pokhran” was scheduled to release on December 8 and there were reports that the producers decided to postpone it to avoid clash with Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s “Padmavati”.

Reacting to the reports, Arora, who is the founder of Kriaj Entertainment,said,
“‘Padmavati’ was earlier scheduled to release on December 17 which has been preponed to December 1.”

“Our film is big and important and is made with lot of heart. It’s the important film for the country as well so we wanted to showcase it in right way and we wanted to have availability of sufficient screens around us. We wanted everything to happen correctly so that’s reason we thought not to come on December 8,” she added.

The film also stars Daina Penty and Boman Irani. It is directed by Abhishek Sharma and produced by Zee Studio, JA Entertainment and Kriaj Entertainment.(IANS)

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John Abraham Describes Maharashtra Government “Ridiculous” for Cutting Trees for Metro Rail

"It is ridiculous to see how they are displacing animals, trees as well as people living in these areas for metro rail," he added

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"It is ridiculous to see how they are displacing animals, trees as well as people living in these areas for metro rail," he added. Wikimedia Commons

Bollywood actor John Abraham described as “ridiculous” the Maharashtra government’s decision to cut down 33 hectares of green carpet for the development of the Metro 3 car shed in Mumbai. John was expressing his concern over the water crisis when he made the comment, during the trailer launch of his upcoming film “Batla House” here on Wednesday.

“In this situation, when Maharashtra Government has decided to cut down 33 hectares of greenery at Arey Milk Colony, it makes me wonder if we are heading towards the right direction. I am opposed to the coastal road and 33 hectares of land being cut!”

“It is ridiculous to see how they are displacing animals, trees as well as people living in these areas for metro rail,” he added. Present with John were his co-stars Mrunal Thakur and Nora Fatehi, along with director Nikkhil Advani and producer Bhushan Kumar among others.

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“The rivers are going to dry up in 30 years if the rain is not happening properly and water crisis will only increase. So it is a serious problem”, says John Abraham. Wikimedia Commons

The BMC and MMRC have already received around 82,000 objection letters from the affected community and environment conservatives. Bollywood celebrities like Randeep Hooda, Dia Mirza, Adil Hussain, Ashok Pandit, Pooja Bedi among others have already lent their voice to support the cause of saving the greenery. John was asked about the present situation of the water crisis in Maharashtra and also the water-logging condition in the city due to the rain.

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Addressing the issue the actor said, “we are not doing good water harvesting in the city and that is surely creating the water crisis. If we can harvest water rightly, the city and the country can have enough water. When the rain does not happen at the right time, we get worried and then when it rains in the city (Mumbai), it is flooded which obviously we do not like.”

“The rivers are going to dry up in 30 years if the rain is not happening properly and water crisis will only increase. So it is a serious problem.” “Batla House” is slated to release on August 15. (IANS)