It is a warm Saturday evening as we catch up with John Abraham and Diana Penty at the former’s spacious office in Bandra. Though John is battling a bad cold, he is pretty cheerful. The actors will be seen in Parmanu, which is based on the nuclear blasts of 1998. The testing of nuclear missile by India was a landmark moment in the country’s modern history. John reveals to us that work on the project was on for more than two years. The film stays true to the events that led up to the blasts. The actor is fond of content-driven films, which is evident from the projects he has made as a producer whether it is Vicky Donor, Madras Cafe and now Parmanu. Bollywood Life met up with the lead actors and asked them what did they remember about the historic day of May 11, 1998 when India became a nuclear power. While Diana was in school like most of us, John had a really funny anecdote to share. The team from John Abraham’s production house put in extensive research on the project that included meeting people from India’s Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO).

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The early reviews for Parmanu are quite good. Karan Johar has described it as a riveting film that is extremely patriotic. In recent times, we have seen such films like Raazi, Rustom, Airlift do really well at the box office.

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