John Abraham on celebs finding it difficult to express opinions openly: Can’t be flagbearers for every issue

In a recent Republic Day special interview, John Abraham has spoken about his upcoming film Satyameva Jayate 2, the definition of patriotism, expressing opinions openly as a celebrity and more.
John Abraham on celebs finding it difficult to express opinions openly: Can’t be flagbearers for every issue
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John Abraham has time and again shown the true patriotic side of himself by choosing films like Parmanu: The Story of Pokhran, Satyameva Jayate, Batla House amongst others. John is currently gearing up for his upcoming film Satyameva Jayate 2, directed by Milap Zaveri. The film also stars Divya Khosla Kumar alongside John in the lead role. John, who has an extreme passion for his country recently spoke with Hindustan Times about his upcoming film, the definition of patriotism, expressing opinions openly as a celebrity and more.

Talking about the evolution of patriotism at the age of social media, the actor said, “I don’t know whether it has evolved, I know it has changed. For some it may be evolution, for me it’s a change. It’s a different trajectory; you can’t put a finger on what the change is.” About the definition of patriotism, the actor said he thinks it starts with little things rather than being jingoistic. “It’s very important that the secular fabric of the country should remain intact,” he added.

Now, on the 72nd Republic Day, John also took to his Instagram handle to extend wishes to his fans. He shared a picture of him and wrote, "TANN MANN DHANN, se Badhkar JANN GANN MANN!  The team of #SatyamevaJayate2 wishes everyone a Happy Republic Day! See you in cinemas this EID on 14th May 2021." 

Later, when asked if he finds it difficult to express his opinions as a celebrity in the country, John said that as a celebrity, they can express themselves as they have got a platform, but one must also be prepared for the vitriol, negativity and toxicity that comes with it. “If you are well prepared to take that, you must voice your opinion. On the other hand, there are issues close to my heart. There is no point in me voicing my opinion on every issue in the country so that I am learned and knowledgeable,” the actor added. 

He further confessed that he would rather voice his opinion on certain issues without spreading himself too thin because he knows there are others voicing theirs on other issues. “We can’t be flagbearers for every issue, and public should not assume that we necessarily need to be that for all issue. As long as we all understand, that we are also limited like every other citizen of the country, and not endowed with superpowers, and then it’s all fine,” the actor stated.

Talking about his experience of shooting for Satyameva Jayate 2 post lockdown, he revealed, “I must give credit to the producers and the positivity that Milap brought.”

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Anonymous 4 weeks ago

Actually all celebs should refrain from voicing anything. Bollywood has become a shithole of creepy bad actors. Better u all should keep your everyrhinf shut

Anonymous 4 weeks ago

Uncle Tara

Anonymous 1 month ago

First learn how to act John You are still a fresher at your job after these many years, and you are preaching people about how we should treat actors

Anonymous 1 month ago

Read between the lines-- he isn't preaching people about how to treat actors!... In fact, he confessed that actors are fallible, imperfect, and not always knowledgeable to voice opinions on every issue.. and people shouldn't expect this from them. And he is right.