After all the hiccups John Abraham's film Parmanu: The Story of Pokhran finally released on Friday. John along with wife Priya Runchal was seen arriving for a special screening of his film at YRF Studios in Mumbai. Parmanu - The Story of Pokhran is about the nuclear tests India conducted in 1998. John, who has produced the film, has been promoting the movie actively. All pictures/Yogen Shah
John Abraham's elusive wife Priya Runchal also attended the Parmanu screening with him. Priya Runchal is an NRI financial analyst and investment banker from USA. Priya has done MBA from London and has also studied law in the University of California, Los Angeles
After completing 15 years in the industry, John Abraham in an interview with mid-day said, "I didn't get to see or do the films that I really wanted to. So, it was important for me to produce and make the non-formula films that are still very commercial, like Vicky Donor, Madras Café, like a Parmanu now. It's not about how much money the film earns. The fact is that I make films where everybody in the distribution chain should make money." Pictured: John Abraham and wife Priya Runchal
John Abraham on the how he and his team did research of the Parmanu, "Our research also was kept as a secret. When we went on floor, even then, very few people knew that we went on floors. The research was very exhaustive. We met people who told us for the sake of confidentiality. They said, 'You can ask, we'll tell you, but you cannot take our names.' So, we understood it's a matter of national security and we respect it. We got all the information out and Parmanu is based on a true story but we had to fictionalise and change the names of the people. We couldn't use APJ Abdul Kalam's, Rajagopala Chidambaram or Dr. Anil Kakodkar's names (these are the people who formulated the plan of nuclear testing). So, there were certain names that we had to turn around. 90 percent of our film's plot is accurate. The only fictional character in the film is mine, and that's exactly like what happened in Madras Café, because you need to tell the story from a third person's point of view, and here, I am that person. Otherwise, the story is absolutely factual, only the names have been changed."
John Abraham on being a producer, "With JA Entertainment I want you to be assured that something new is going to come out. And you'll be like, 'This guy is never going to think formula. He's going to think out of the box.' And that's what I want to do." Pictured: John Abraham gives a thumbs up to the photographers
John Abraham's Parmanu: The Story of Pokhran co-star Diana Penty arrives for the screening. Though Diana Penty has spent over five years in B-Town, she has starred in just three films. Excited about her fourth release, Parmanu: The Story Of Pokhran, the actor recently aid that surviving in the industry isn't a cakewalk
John Abraham's 'Dost' Abhishek Bachchan arrives for the special screening of Parmanu: The Story of Pokhran
Director Kabir Khan and wife Mini Mathur also attended the special screening of Parmanu: The Story of Pokhran
Jaaved Jaaferi all smiles as he arrives for the special screening of Parmanu: The Story of Pokhran
Bunty Walia and wife Vanessa Parmar arrive for the special screening of Parmanu: The Story of Pokhran
Sikander Kher arrives for the special screening of Parmanu: The Story of Pokhran
Parmeet Sethi arrives for the special screening of Parmanu: The Story of Pokhran
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John Abraham with wife Priya Runchal, Diana Penty, Abhishek Bachchan, Kabir Khan, Mini Mathur and other Bollywood celebrities attended a special screening of Parmanu: The Story of Pokhran at YRF Studios in Mumbai. We have pictures
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