John Abraham to do Aamir Khan's 'Rangeela' act in 'Welcome Back'

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John Abraham on his role in 'Welcome Back': It is a completely different film and role, but the template is Aamir Khan in 'Rangeela'. (IE Photo) John Abraham on his role in 'Welcome Back': It is a completely different film and role, but the template is Aamir Khan in 'Rangeela'. (IE Photo)
SummaryJohn Abraham's 'Welcome Back' role has been loosely modelled on Aamir Khan's character in 'Rangeela'.

Actor John Abraham would be playing a 'tapori' in his upcoming film 'Welcome Back' and the role has been loosely modelled on superstar Aamir Khan's popular character in 1995 blockbuster 'Rangeela'.

He was captured in 'tapori' (vagabond) avatar wearing printed floral shirt with funky sunglasses while shooting for 'Welcome Back', a prequel of comedy flick 'Welcome', here.

"It is a completely different film and role, but the template is Aamir Khan in 'Rangeela'. But it is still very different. It is going to be a lot of fun. People will be shocked to see me in this role and I hope to shock them positively," John said at an event today.

Actors Nana Patekar and Anil Kapoor will reprise their roles of Uday Shankar Shetty and Majnu Bhai respectively from the previous film. John and actress Shruti Hassan are the new

additions in Anees Bazmee's 2007 directorial venture.

John is also working on an intense yet commercial film on motorcycling.

"I am working on a script on motorcycling, it will take a year to develop. I want to make the most intense, serious motorcycling film that India has ever seen. It will not be caricaturist. But it will be a commercial film for all motorcycling fans and people who are interested in that," said

the 40-year-old actor, who is a bike enthusiast.

Besides, the actor, who has also made a mark as a producer, seemed interested in making a film on wildlife.

"We would like to do a film on wildlife but in a credible way. I don't think we have managed to handle this subject in a credible way. But I haven't figured out a script yet," he added.

Meanwhile, John is not perturbed over the Bombay High Court's last week ruling restraining his production house from

using 'Hamara Bajaj', a popular tagline associated with an auto firm, as the title of his next movie. The actor is producing the film which is to be directed by Shoojit Sircar.

Talking about the same, he said "that was (Hamara Bajaj) always a working title. We had not registered the title. don't know why people get excited and get into all these things. I am tired of litigations."

At the event, John launched 'Unlock', a campaign of National Geographic channel with which he is associated. The campaign exhorts people to open the doors of their mind to new experiences and frontiers.

John revealed he has visited quite a few wild sanctuaries as part of a

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