Want to encourage new talent in film industry, says John

Mumbai: Actor-producer John Abraham, who introduced actor Ayushmann Khurrana in Bollywood, says he would like to encourage new talent and create equal opportunities for outsiders in the film business.

In most cases, the actor who turns producer features in his or her first production venture. But John did not appear as the lead actor in his first production – Vicky Donor.

"Initially, I was offered the role. I told Shoojit that I would be the wrong choice for it and Ayushmann was meant for the role. We are really happy that his talent impressed the audience and he has become the star that he is today…. He is my brother, I love him," John said.

"Of course, when we cast him, he was a face from TV but we can see talent from anywhere. Honestly, I want to encourage more and more new talent. Coming from a non-film background, I know exactly how tough it is to get the opportunity," further added the former model.

Apart from Ayushman, John reveals that he is also very fond of actors – Varun Dhawan and Tiger Shroff.

"We are really close. There is brotherhood. I would love to work with them as well.

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