John Abraham honoured with ‘Pride of the Nation’ award for his role as a RAW agent in “Madras Cafe”. He receive this award for his attempt to raise the sensitive issue of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi’s assassination.
Constituted by Anti Terrorist Front, the award was presented to Abraham by its chairman M S Bitta at a function.
The film Madras Cafe is set in the late 80s and early 1990s, during the time of Sri Lankan civil war and the assassination of then prime minister Rajiv Gandhi.
He established his own production house, John Abraham Entertainment. Madras Cafe is his second movie as a as a Producer. In 2012, he produced his first film Vicky Donor, which was a critical and commercial success, and earned him a National Film Award for Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment.
Encouraged by the success of his movie as a producer, Abraham said his company would look into possibility of making a movie on Abdul Hamid, who was conferred Param Vir Chakra posthumously for his bravery during 1965 India-Pakistan war.