John Abraham, who will soon be seen as a gangster Manya Surve in ‘Shootout at Wadala’ movie, denied the accusations of many that Bollywood was making life of a gangster glamorous.
“Gangsters will always be gangsters. The way they used to work, the language they used and their behaviour - we are not changing anything. We are not making heroes out of gangsters. We are showing what happened in real life between 1979 and 1982,” said the actor to a daily.
People have been wondering if John Abraham could get the typical Mumbaiya language and Marathi right in the film. But John Abraham said that being raised in Mumbai the accent posed no problems.
“May be when people think of John Abraham, they think of someone who eats pizzas and burgers. But John has been born and brought up in Mumbai and John used to stay in Koldongri in Andheri East. He is very familiar with the language,” he said.
“There is a big difference between the way people perceive me, and the way I am. I am projected in a particular manner - in 'Dostana' I was shown as a cool, urban guy. But the real John is a middle-class man. I also used to adulterate Hindi language at one point of time,” he added.
The movie ‘Shootout at Wadala’ is directed by Sanjay Gupta and produced by Ekta Kapoor. Apart from John Abraham, the movie also stars Anil Kapoor, Kangna Ranaut, Manoj Bajpai, Tusshar Kapoor and Sonu Sood.