As a producer, John Abraham has to talk about his upcoming movie, Vicky Donor. But when his movie is about something below the belt – sperm donation – we thought that the actor-producer might shy away, but not one bit!
“Ever since the promos started airing, we’ve been getting mails and calls from fertility centers on how they can pitch in, without even seeing the film,” says John. The hunk adds, “Even in India, soldiers and border security forces are known to do so when going to war or manning troubled areas.”
But what about “practise before you preach”? Is John Abraham ready to do that? “Why not?” he quips, “But if it happens, it would be for purely altruistic and philanthropic reasons and definitely not for commercial gains. As my lead actor Ayushmann (Khurrana) says, if we can donate blood to blood banks to save a life, why can’t we donate sperms to give a life?”
Director Shoojit Sircar says, “My writer, Juhi Chaturvedi is a woman. I told myself if she could talk about this. I could make a film on the subject. The endeavour is to bring the issue out of the closet in a light tone so that it is acceptable to every section of the audience”.
Produced by John Abraham, Eros International’s comedy flick Vicky Donor takes a light hearted look at the taboo attached to infertility and artificial insemination.