John Abraham reveals that his intention is not to be in the rat race with films like Batla House

Asked if his priorities have changed after being in the showbiz for 16 years, John revealed that to be in the rat race and achieve big numbers has never been his intention.
News,john abraham,Batla HouseThe action-packed drama has intrigued many and ardent fans of the star have been waiting for the film's release.
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John Abraham's first film of 2019 Batla House is all set to hit the theatres tomorrow. The actor is bringing to screen the real life story of DCP Sanjeev Kumar Yadav, who headed the Batla House encounter, that took place in New Delhi's Jamia Nagar in 2008. The action-packed drama has intrigued many and ardent fans of the star have been waiting for the film's release. The subject of patriotism which is often seen in John's movies like Parmanu- The Story of Pokhran and Satyameva Jayate, will also be on display in Batla House. 

The Nikkhil Advani directorial will be clashing with the multi-starrer and highly anticipated Mission Mangal at the box office. Mission Mangal has a stellar star cast of Akshay Kumar, Vidya Balan, Taapsee Pannu, Sonakshi Sinha, Kirti Kulhari and Nithya Menen. It is only natural that Batla House will face a stiff competition from the film. Asked if his priorities have changed after being in the showbiz for 16 years, John revealed that to be in the rat race and achieve big numbers has never been his intention.  

Speaking to Hindustan Times, John said, "I want to make films that make effective change within the industry, and films that make people think and at the same time, entertain them. Vicky Donor was first of its kind, so was Madras Cafe… it’s very important to make change." 

About cracking big numbers, the actor added, "I am very happy I am not one of those actors who are still trying to breach certain numerical figures… yes, commerce is important. I don’t think I have lost anything for my producer’s or exhibitors. Just to be in the rat race to push big numbers has never been my intention. I am in a happy space." 

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