Parmanu release live updates: John Abraham plays the lead member of the Pokhran nuclear test team in the film.
Parmanu: The Story of Pokhran starring John Abraham, Diana Penty and Boman Irani releases today. Based on the true story of nuclear bomb test explosions conducted by Indian Army at Pokhran in 1998, the film is produced by Zee Studios and Kyta Productions in association with JA Entertainment. John plays the role of Ashwat Rana who is a junior bureaucrat at the PMO and Diana is also one among the group of those who conducted the nuclear tests. To play a bureaucrat John had to take a lot of workshops to deconstruct himself to look similar to a real-life bureaucrat.
Talking about the film to indianexpress.com, John said, “Parmanu is based on a true story. 90 percent of the plot is factual. The only fictitious elements are the names which we have changed of some people because we got rights and biopic issues. Like in Madras Café, my character was fictional, so it is in Parmanu. You need to tell the story from someones eyes.”