London: Bollywood actor John Abraham says his maiden production venture ‘Vicky Donor’ is a clean film despite dealing with a taboo subject like sperm donation. ‘Vicky Donor’ deals with the concept of sperm donation and infertility ans stars newcomers Ayushmann Khurrana and Yami Gautam. The film releases on April 20.
"It is a different and edgy film but it is a clean film, a romantic comedy. I am hopeful that the film will spread awareness about sperm donation as a viable alternative to childless couples. It is a very taboo subject and it is looked upon negatively," John, who was here to promote his film, said.
The 39-year-old is happy with the positive response to the promos.
"The reaction to promos has been incredulous. It is absolutely outstanding. Ever-since the promos started airing, we`ve been getting mails and calls from fertility centres on how they can pitch in, without even seeing the film," John said.
Describing himself as an "odd-ball", the actor-producer said, "I wanted to test the water as a producer. After seeing the film, people will look at the issue of sperm donation far more positively."
Directed by Shoojit Sircar, the film is shot in Delhi. The actor is confident that he will be able to create a space for himself in Bollywood as a producer.
"I believe `Vicky Donor` has the strength to sustain. I`m confident of my space. In 3 years from now, JA (John Abraham) Entertainment will make its mark. I want my cinema to go overseas. When the spectators get out of the theatre, they should say this is the first film from JA entertainment but it is such credible and such wonderful film. That is my guarantee," he said.
John has acted in about 40 films including `Dostana`, `No Smoking`, `Kabul Express`, `Dhoom` and `Jism`.
"I am very proud of Indian films. We have got world-class cameramen, directors and actors but we need great screenplay writers," he said.