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John Abraham supports Akshay on Rustom’s costume auction controversy

John Abraham will be seen wearing an army uniform in his upcoming film ‘Parmanu: The Story of Pokhran’, says he supports his actor friend Akshay Kumar’s decision to auction the naval costume he had worn in ‘Rustom’.

Akshay and his wife Twinkle have been served with legal notice. They are accused of ‘playing with the sentiments’ of the armed forces by putting up for auction a naval costume from Akshay’s film ‘Rustom’.

“I am not going to be politically correct but I stand by him,” John told the reporters. The director of ‘Parmanu: The Story of Pokhran’, Abhishek Sharma said that Col Brijmohan Sharma helped the team with the research for the film.

“Col Brijmohan Sharma was on board, he is retired now. He was in charge of the orientation test. He made sure everything from the army camp to the uniform and behaviour was taken care of,” Abhishek said.

“He did not care if someone was actor or not, he would just pull us up, saying, what is this? He was clear he wanted things to look clear,” John added.

John Abraham decided to go solo with ‘Parmanu…’ after his production house, John Abraham Entertainment terminated partnership with Kriarj Entertainment over material breaches and bad reputation.

‘Parmanu: The Story of Pokhran’ was earlier scheduled to release in December 2017 but it reportedly got delayed since it wanted to avoid a clash at the box office with Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s ‘Padmaavat’. The release was later postponed thrice owing to the dispute. And now it is set to arrive in theatres on 25th May 2018.

“It is a fantastic film and I want audience to see the film. It is about your credibility and what you stand for. So we fought our way. Abhishek is a legal person and he stood by me. Everyone forgets controversies and everyone is going to talk about the film and its quality that will speak for itself.

“If its good people will talk about it and if they don’t like they would not talk about it. We think we have made a good film. Thank you media for support. We don’t have the luxury of time but we have the luxury of fantastic subject,” John said.

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