Speaking to ETimes, John said, “I am a big-screen hero and that is where I want to be seen. At this point, I will do films that cater to the big screen. I would find it offensive if someone shut off my film midway on a tablet because they needed to rush to the washroom. Also, I would not like to be available for ₹299 or 499. I have a problem with it.”
Reacting to his statement, several netizens bashed the actor reminding him of his recent flops such as Attack and Satyameva Jayate 2. One Twitter user wrote, “Too much ego for someone who makes movies like Satyamev Jayate 2. We very well know about your standards after watching Housefull 2 Mr. John.”
Another netizen remarked, “Iski movies theaters me chalti hi kahaan hai.. Bahut time se koi acchi movie nahi aayi iski..OTT pe jab bade stars ki movie aa sakti hai to ye konsa supreme hai bollywood ka.. Itna ghamand bhi theek nahi, aaj kal log OTT pe dekh rahe hai wo bhi bahut hai tumhare liye”.
Here are some of the other reactions from Twitter
Too much ego for someone who makes movies like Satyamev Jayate 2.
We very well know about your standards after watching housefull 2 Mr. John.
— Despot (@TheDespotcone) June 23, 2022
Iski Movies Theaters me chalti hi kaha hai.. Bahut time se koi acchi movie nahi aayi iski.. OTT pe jab bade stars ki movie aa sakti hai to ye konsa supreme hai bollywood ka.. Itna ghamand bhi theek nahi, aaj kal log OTT pe dekh rahe hai wo bhi bahut hai tumhare liye.
— Tarun Maheshwari (@tmaheshwari) June 23, 2022
I don’t even prefer to watch his movies telecast on TV screen for free… Forget about big screen.
— Mad Prax (@madprax) June 23, 2022
Iski ek bhi movie maine nhi dekhi big screen pe …. Bas Pathan dekhne Jaungi Wo bhi Sabko Pata Hai Kiske Liye
— TeddyBunny (@teddyybunnyy) June 23, 2022
Big screen hero —- big screen bouncer lagta hai aapko dekh kar !!!!
Kya 299 or 499 paise nahi hai ???
Has an actor you should available in all platforms !!!
Today we’re seeing good shows across globe with that ott only .
— Ravish Reddy (@Ravi_RTR) June 23, 2022
Bhai itna attitude to Salman Akshay inme bhi nahi hai jitna in bhaisaahab me hai baat to aise Kar Raha hai jaise 100-200 crore ki movie Dena iske liye aam baat hai
— Najim Ali (@NajimAl05643735) June 23, 2022
Meanwhile, John will be seen next in Mohit Suri’s Ek Villain Returns, the spiritual sequel to his own 2014 film Ek Villain. Slated to release on July 29, the action-thriller will see Abraham sharing screen space with Arjun Kapoor, Disha Patani, and Tara Sutaria.
The actor also has Shah Rukh Khan’s Pathaan in his kitty. The Siddharth Anand directorial is scheduled to release on January 25, 2023, and stars Deepika Padukone as the female lead.
Originally published at www.dnaindia.com