Mumbai: Reality shows may be a sure shot way to climb the popularity ladder, but Bollywood hunk John Abraham has a different opinion. The actor in his forthcoming film has taken off on reality television shows especially those ones which are high on abuses, nudity and low on discovering talent.
Even as it’s his screen character that lashes out against the reality shows, John hits out on the fact about how Indian youth is over-occupied with the reality-show wave that is sweeping across.
A source talking to the media said, “The otherwise reticent John has taken off on reality shows through a scene in his forthcoming film. Essaying the role of ACP Yashvardhan, John in a confrontation scene, talks about how today’s youth do not have ambitions to join the police or army, but are the first to jump the gun when it comes to participating in reality shows.”
The whip coming from a popular actor like John has made the reality show makers go pensive and certain peer group to whom the film was shown earlier had apparently raised a red flag when they came to know about the scene. But with the approval of the Censor Board, the producers are going ahead with the dialogues.
The source said, “John is of the opinion that today’s youth need to wake up and do something for society and has spoken about it in a scene he shares with Genelia. He has never liked visiting reality shows but since the production had already committed dates to a talent reality show. John visited them, after much convincing.”