John Abraham, whose last release Attack turned out to be a huge box office flop, recently said in an interview that he only wanted to be seen on the big screen and that the Dhoom actor “wouldn’t like be available for Rs 299 or 499” on OTT platforms. Now he is being brutally trolled for his statement by netizens.
Speaking to ETimes, John said: “I’m a hero of the big screen and that’s where I want to be seen. At this point I will be making films that are meant for the big screen. I would find it offensive if someone turned off my filming halfway on a tablet because they had to rush to the washroom.Also i wouldn’t like to be available for ₹299 or ₹499.I have a problem with that.
Reacting to his statement, several netizens criticized the actor reminding him of his recent flops such as Attack and Satyameva Jayate 2. One Twitter user wrote, “Too much ego for someone who makes movies like Satyamev Jayate 2 We know your standards very well after watching Housefull 2 Mr. John.”
Another netizen remarked, “Iski cinemas me chalti hi kahaan hai.. Bahut time se koi acchi movie nahi aayi iski..OTT pe jab bade stars ki movie aa sakti hai to ye konsa supreme hai bollywood ka.. Itna ghamand bhi theek nahi, aaj kal log OTT pe dekh rahe hai wo bhi bahut hai tumhare liye”.
Here are some of the other reactions from Twitter
Too much ego for someone who makes movies like Satyamev Jayate 2.
We know your standards very well after watching housefull 2 M. John. — Despot (@TheDespotcone) June 23, 2022
Iski Movies Theaters me chalti hi kaha hai.. Bahut time se koi acchi movie nahi aayi iski.. OTT pe jab bade stars ki movie aa sakti hai to ye konsa supreme hai bollywood ka.. Itna ghamand bhi theek nahi, aaj kal log OTT pe dekh rahe hai wo bhi bahut hai tumhare liye.
— Tarun Maheshwari (@tmaheshwari) June 23, 2022
I don’t even prefer to watch his movies broadcast for free on a TV screen… Forget the big screen. — Mad Prax (@madprax) June 23, 2022
Iski ek bhi movie maine nhi dekhi big screen pe…. Bas Pathan dekhne Jaungi Wo bhi Sabko Pata Hai Kiske Liye — TeddyBunny (@teddyybunnyy) June 23, 2022
Big screen hero —- big screen bouncer lagta hai aapko dekh kar!!!!
Kya 299 or 499 paise nahi hai???
Has an actor you should available on all platforms!!!
Today we see good shows around the world with this ott only. — Ravish Reddy (@Ravi_RTR) June 23, 2022
Bhai itna attitude towards Salman Akshay inme bhi nahi hai jitna in bhaisaahab me hai baat to aise Kar Raha hai jaise 100-200 crore ki movie Dena iske liye aam baat hai
— Najim Ali (@NajimAl05643735) June 23, 2022
Meanwhile, John will be seen next in Mohit Suri’s Ek Villain Returns, the spiritual sequel to his own 2014 film Ek Villain. Slated for release on July 29, the action-thriller will see Abraham share screen space with Arjun Kapoor, Disha Patani and Tara Sutaria.
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The actor also has Shah Rukh Khan’s Pathaan in his chat. Director Siddharth Anand is set for release on January 25, 2023 and stars Deepika Padukone in the female lead.