John Abraham, Diana Penty go on Parmanu Pride Parade in Delhi
Actors John Abraham and Diana Penty undertook a ride on an open jeep in the inner circle of Delhi's Connaught Place to promote their forthcoming film Parmanu - The Story of Pokhran.
A crowd followed them on what they called the Parmanu Pride Parade that took 15 minutes to complete one round. Star-struck fans were seen walking along as well as riding their vehicles surrounding the jeep the actors were in.
About the parade, John said, "Honestly, I was asked to go to a mall where there are 20,000 people. But I said 'Listen, our film is not about a mall, so let's use this as an excuse to let people feel proud about the country'. We only hear negative things in the news about India and it's quite disheartening. So I thought let's use today, make it an example and get people out and ask them what it is it about India that they love."
John had also spread the word about the parade on his social media handles so that people can be part of it.
His message to the fans read: "Today let us unite for the Parmanu Pride Parade, which celebrates a proud historic moment that put India on the global map. Be there 5 p.m. at Connaught Place as team 'Parmanu' walks in the glory of our nation! Feel proud as an Indian. We are part of this proud moment, are you?"
Parmanu - The Story of Pokhran, will release on Friday. The movie is about the nuclear tests India conducted in 1998.