John Abraham and Bipasha promote ‘Goal’ at Cannes


After one of bollywood’s most wanted couple’s, Ash-Abhi making their presence felt at Cannes, it’s now the turn of another hot bollywood couple John-Bips to grace the event. John and Bipasha are at Cannes to promote their new film Goal in which the real life couple has worked together after a long period. Bipasha looked sensual in a sari draped to display her superb curves while John was in his trademark casual wear. The two made a stunning couple and both hope that with time ‘bollywood’ will get more recognition internationally.
Goal is a film based on football and actor John feels that although it is a typical commercial film, its subject matter and treatment give it a very international appeal. John says “It is a hardcore traditional Hindi film, but at the same time it is a film that could very easily cross over into the English audience. It’s got flavours from both sides of the world.” John is extremely excited about the film as they have actually played n several real life football grounds like old Trafford and Manchester United and many international ex-football players are playing in the film. John says “I think for football fans, it is a great opportunity as these places have never let out their fields or locker rooms and we have shot in there.” John Abraham feels that although Indian films will take time to make its mark on the international scene, it will definitely happen, he says “I think we have a good ten years to go international and get there. Also the genre of filmmaking is changing and I am part of the genre that looks at change.” John’s films like Nagesh Kukunoor’s Aashayein and No Smoking are part of this changing genre too.

John does not mind experimenting and says “I want to be part of the new genre and growth, let’s try out everything.” However John also is a part of the purely commercial films. John is also open to doing international films and has an international agent but he says “India and Asia are my markets and Hindi films are my base. I would rather that I do films here and then go international.” John also hopes that in a few years the demarcation lines will fade away and actors from here too will crossover and do all types of international films. John says “I want to do inspirational films” which he hopes will inspire his fans in a positive way. For right now the actor is enjoying promoting his film ‘Goal’ along with girlfriend Bips at the Cannes.


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