Model-turned actor John Abraham has turned into a producer and his maiden untitled venture will feature himself in the lead role. This film will be directed by Sabal Shekhawat.
John has signed up Sri Lankan beauty Jacqueline Fernandes to play the female lead. She made her debut in Bollywood with Amitabh Bachchan’s “Aladin”.
John and Sabal reportedly have seen the rushes of “Aladin” before deciding on Jacqueline as her role in the film requires lots of glam quotient. The film is about 5 ex-commandos and what happens to them. Naseeruddin Shah and Ranvir Shorey also play important roles in the film.
Initially Studio 18 was to co-produce this film along with John’s own production house, but for reasons not known Studio 18 backed out of the project. John and Sabal are exploring possibilities of working with other production houses.
This film will go on floors in the early part of next year after John completes his present assignments.