Film industry should be content-driven: John
Model-turned actor John Abraham has said that writers are the real heroes of a movie and the time has come when Bollywood should be more content-oriented rather than being driven by stars. "I feel screenplay writers are the heroes of a film and not necessarily the stars. Writers are now getting their due. I did the same in my first production 'Vicky Donor' and our writer Juhi Chakraborty has done a wonderful job.
I feel our industry should be less star-driven and focus more on the content," John told reporters here last evening.
"I hope producers stop giving undue importance to stars. It is just about casting right people and having faith in the cast. And it is important for actors to deliver and that is how they become stars," he said. The actor-turned-producer is of the view that instead of remaking Hollywood movies, filmmakers should focus on something new or think of book adaptations.
"We need to stop remaking Hollywood films and need to start buying rights of books and creating good cinema. We are evolving as an industry," he mentioned. He also complimented filmmaker Sanjay Gupta, in whose latest movie 'Shootout at Wadala' John is playing the lead,for giving his writer Hussain the right due and focussing more on the content of a movie.
The content that comes out of this country and from filmmakers like Sanjay Gupta is at par with the west, it is just that we need to learn how to project it," he added.
"Also, I am not much in favor of the industry being called Bollywood because I want to believe that we are not trying to sound like Hollywood," John said. PTI