As the film gears up to hit the theatres, the actor tells the news agency about what convinced him to play a triple role in this film and also of choosing to play a patriotic character.
When asked about the fact that you will be seen in a triple role. Tell us more about that?
"Initially, I wasn’t too keen on playing the third role (of the protagonist’s father). My reason for not wanting to do the third role was that the film is already centred on me, and hence, I felt that doing this would result in too much of me in it. However, Milap’s (Zaveri, director) conviction in what he wants to portray through my character in the film, is outstanding. He was quite committed to that process and was convinced that I should be playing the third role as well, which is the flashback sequence of the father and his two sons. Honestly, that half-an-hour in the film is probably the best part. After watching the film, I told him that he got it right".
Also John elaborated on the kinds of films he is choosing as an actor. In fact, he have also mentioned that the most prized possession he has is the Indian flag.
He explained saying,
"I love my country and I love to entertain my country even more. As an actor, I follow my director’s conviction, and if he wants to play to the masses, I will do it. The film brings out the honest Indian in you without traversing the political space or hurting anyone’s sentiment. Now in that process, if ‘SMJ2’ goes over the top, so be it! Our film addresses the farmers’ plight in the country, children being poisoned in Gorakhpur, no oxygen cylinders".
Satyamev Jayate will be released in theaters on November 25. Also Divya Khosla Kumar will be seen along with John in the film.