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On the sets of Karan Johar's Dostana, there is no gender discrimination. While the film was being shot in Miami last month, everyone from KJo to the leading men, John Abraham and Abhishek Bachchan, were being driven to and fro to locations by female chaffeurs.
Says a source from the unit, "It is not uncommon to have women drivers abroad. There no one calls them drivers or chauffeurs. They are PAs or production assistants. There's no gender bias in the west. During Kal Ho Naa Ho even Karan had one in New York. Both John and Abhishek had stunners for chauffeurs they were striking women. They looked more like models and less like chauffeurs and mixed comfortably with everyone on the sets including John and Abhishek."
The source adds, "John was comfortable with his 'production assistant' and chatted with her whenever he was free. Abhishek initially appeared to be friendly with his chauffeur, but the day before Aishwarya was to arrive in Miami, his lady production assistant was replaced by an African-American male. Perhaps it was just a coincidence."
John Abraham says, "It's not just me but the entire cast and crew had women drivers. It's not a big deal abroad as women and men are found equal in all professions and are taken according to their capability."
These days John Abraham is busy with wedding preparations for his younger brother, Alan, a photographer by profession. Alan is to wed Anka in Romania. John says, "Alan will get married on May 24 and I am making all the arrangements for our parents to fly out there in the next couple of days while I will fly to Romania just a day before the D-day." After a month-long shoot of Dostana, John is now spending quality time with his parents. "For me family is priority and I am trying to spend as much time with my parents as possible."