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By: Faridoon Shahryar, IndiaFM
Friday, November 16, 2007
“Box office success of Dhan Dhana Dhan Goal is very important. Every film has to be successful at the end of the day," says John Abraham. Considering his last film No Smoking delivered a turkey at the ticket window, commercial success of Dhan Dhana Dhan Goal is all important for the talented actor. “Goal is made out of a lot of heart and I hope and wish that people watch it with a lot of heart," John adds.
Viveik Agnihotri"s Dhan Dhana Dhan Goal is a sports centric film (Football to be more precise) based in UK with racial undertones. “I play for Aston and aspire to be in the British team but I end up in a special team Southall United." You must be tired of this question but comparisons with Chak De India are inevitable. “That"s the question of the century. Chak De and Dhan Dhana Dhan Goal are two different films. The only similarity is that both are associated with sports."
You"ve played football in school and college. How different is it to play the game on and off screen. “While filming it involves a lot of retakes for the same kick. And when you score a goal you have to be happy twenty times," John laughs. Which is your all time favourite sports based film? “Escape to Victory. It was also based on football with Pele and Sylvester Stallone."
Bipasha had a first hand experience of racialism in UK during the filming of Goal. “Yes Bipasha and Arshad faced it. Both were shocked. They were shocked that they could be spoken to like this. And they didn"t realize that racialism was so strong till they faced it," John said thoughtfully.