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John Abraham doesn’t want to follow Kabir Singh trend, prefers doing something different



He is on a roll at the box office, for sure. After all, John Abraham has delivered four back-to-back hits including Parmanu: The Story of Pokhran, Satyamev Jayate, RAW and now, Batla House. Even as trade world looks at him as a ‘bankable star’, the actor says his “major motivation is solid content.”

“To me, being bankable is all about cutting the cloth according to its length, so that it [a film] can work for everyone,” says John, adding that he doesn’t yet “have the luxury of extremely big budgets.” “So, I focus on creating very strong content. And when I create that kind of content, no amount of money can match the guts that I have. You know, my ideas are usually bigger than my budgets (laughs).”

The Force actor is clear that “following trends” isn’t his thing. “After Kabir Singh’s success, I am sure there will be whole lot of flights that will go towards south India (laughs). But I don’t think I’d follow that trend. I would rather do something different. In fact, the minute people ask me, ‘why are you doing this [different] film?’, I know in my mind that I am going to do it,” says John, who will next be seen in Pagalpanti, followed by Mumbai Saga and Attack.

As a producer too, John aims to create a strong image for his production house. “To me, it’s very simple. If audiences get to know that I’m producing a film, then they should feel that they ought to watch it as it’s going to be completely different. They must be like, ‘this guy comes with interesting stories,’” says the actor, who has clearly come a long way from the days when the phrase, ‘models can’t act’ used to be commonplace.

Bollywood actors Akshay Kumar and John Abraham pose during the promotion of their films Mission Mangal and Batla House.

“I think that phrase came about at a time when actors also couldn’t model (laughs). So, maybe, it was a case of sour grapes,” he says. But when he gets praised for his work in films such as Madras Café, Parmanu, RAW and Batla House, has he followed any special mantra? “It’s strange but with every film, people were like, ‘man, you have done it this time.’ But if you look at my filmography, they are like, ‘oh, you were great in films such as Zinda, Taxi No. 9211 or so funny in Garam Masala,’” he says.

John feels since he had “just about started my career” at that time, no one noticed his work. “Also, we had a lot of catchphrases at that time. And then an actor also becomes a prisoner of his own image. Since that was my image then, a lot of people said that I don’t deserve to be here. But with all due respect, they are the ones, who aren’t here anymore. Time has changed and the new generation has totally accepted the kind of films and performances I am coming up with. Batla House is a case in point,” he says.

Back in 2005, when John teamed up with Akshay Kumar for the first time in Garam Masala, audiences lapped up the film. Now, almost 20 years later, John says he is open to work on part two of the comic caper. “We [Akshay and I] should do it. Once I mentioned it [the sequel] to him, and he was like, ‘tere ideas acche hai, tu likh (laughs). When I see Garam Masala today, I realise how funny it is. I wish there is part two just for the sake of the audiences. When I think of it from people’s perspective, I think they will really enjoy it,” says John.


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The Elephant Whisperer: The Heartwarming Story of a Couple and Their Orphaned Elephant!



In a world where we are often disconnected from nature and the creatures that inhabit it, “The Elephant Whisperers” brings us closer to the heart of one of the most intelligent and majestic animals on earth – the elephant. This documentary, which won the Oscar for Best Documentary in 2023, follows the story of Bomman and Belli, an indigenous couple who become the surrogate parents to an orphaned baby elephant named Raghu.

Set in the breathtakingly beautiful Mudumalai National Park in Tamil Nadu, India, the film takes us on a journey through the wilderness, showing us the natural beauty of the location and the life of the tribal people who live in harmony with nature. From the very beginning, we are captivated by the bond that develops between Bomman, Belli, and Raghu.

When Raghu is first found by the couple, he is a fragile, injured infant who is barely clinging to life. Bomman and Belli take on the responsibility of caring for him, nursing him back to health with love, patience, and a deep understanding of his needs. As the weeks go by, Raghu thrives under their care, becoming a healthy and mischievous juvenile who delights into playing with his human parents and exploring the forest around them.

The film captures the incredible intelligence and emotional depth of elephants, showing us how Raghu communicates with Bomman and Belli through a range of sounds and body language. We see how the couple responds to his needs, anticipating his every move and showering him with love and attention. The bond between them is truly heartwarming, and we can’t help but be moved by the way they care for Raghu.

But “The Elephant Whisperers” is more than just a story of a couple and their pet elephant. It is a celebration of the beauty and richness of the natural world, and a reminder of our duty to protect and preserve it. Through stunning cinematography and insightful commentary, the film shows us the interconnectedness of all life and the importance of living in harmony with the world around us.

The film also raises important questions about the conservation of elephants in India and the threats they face from habitat loss, poaching, and human-elephant conflict. It is a call to action for all of us to take responsibility for the welfare of these magnificent creatures and to work towards a future where they can thrive in their natural habitats.

“The Elephant Whisperers” is a film that will stay with you long after the credits have rolled. It is a powerful reminder of the beauty and fragility of the natural world, and of the incredible capacity for love and compassion that exists within us all. If you haven’t seen it yet, do yourself a favor and watch this incredible documentary – you won’t regret it!

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Birthday Special: Take a look at Top 10 melodious tracks of KK



Krishnakumar Kunnath, famously known as KK, was among the best artists in the country. On May 31, the brilliant vocalist died following a cardiac arrest at his show in Kolkata. He was gifted with a disorderly yet smooth voice that will be recalled by his fans for a long time to come. On the event of his 54th birthday, have a look at his best 10 heartwarming tracks. <3

1. Aankhon Mein Teri Ajab Si.

2. Yaaro Dosti.

3. Tadap Tadap Ke.

4. Tu Aashiqui Hai.

5. Tu Hi Meri Shab Hai.

6. Khuda Jaane.

7. Zara Sa.

8. Dil Kyu Yeh Mera.

9. Hai Junoon.

10. Pyaar Ke Pal.


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US woman’s bhangra performance wins hearts. Watch video



A US lady has left netizens stunned with her bhangra dance. The lady is seen killing the bhangra moves in a video shared on Instagram.

In the video, she is seen performing bhangra in her kitchen wearing a T-shirt and yoga pants. She effortlessly performs to the melody “Chidi Blauri”, sung by Mannat Noor and Ammy Virk, from 2018 film Laung Laachi. Happily, she grooves energetically, winning the hearts of netizens.

“Something delayed for now,” Omala, the Instagrammer captioned the post. The video has earned more than 1.2 million hits on Instagram.

One of her social media follower commented, “hell yes, you had the swag and attitude and perfectly done steps to traditional Bhangra! Whoot whoot.” Another client remarked, “What aa dance ????? amazing ?.”



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