Surve, a member of the Mumbai underworld, was gunned down in an
encounter with police at suburban Wadala in 1982, in what is said
to be the city's first recorded encounter. "The story of Manya
Surve is very interesting, it was a different character. It is not
a risk, it is re-introduction of John Abraham. It is a new
beginning. Hope people see me in a different light. "For the first
time I have left John Abraham behind. People will remember Manya
Surve and I am confident about it. We are hopeful people will like
the film," John told reporters.
The actor thinks negative roles bring him more attention.
"Whenever I do negative roles the films work. Last time I did a
positive role and the film did not work. I love negative roles.
Normal is boring... anyone can play a hero, to play negative is an
edge," he said. Directed by Sanjay Gupta, Shootout at
Wadala stars John, Anil Kapoor, Kangana Ranaut, Tusshar Kapoor
and Sonu Sood in lead roles.
The film is slated for release on May 3. "We all play gangsters in the film, we have not glorified them, shown gangsters like they are. We have tried to stay close to the facts," said the actor, who is teaming up with Gupta after Zinda. His another famous negative role was in Dhoom.