After getting overwhelming response for his last two releases – Parmanu: The Story Of Pokhran (2018) and Satyameva Jayate (2018), John Abraham is on cloud nine. He is presently busy with his next projects, which are mostly in suspense thriller genre. But those fans who wanted to see their favourite star in a comic-caper can rejoice as Abraham has just said to yes to filmmaker Anees Bazmee’s next Saade Saati which will be an out-and-out comedy flick.

When Bazmee was quizzed what led him to pick up such a quirky title for his film, he said, “According to the Hindu calendar ‘saade saati’ is the worst time in any individual’s life. Everything and anything he does will go wrong. My comedy takes off from there.”

Anees has previously directed John on Welcome Back in 2015. The director said the actor was in splits after he narrated the script to him and immediately said yes to the movie. “When John heard the script he was in splits. He immediately said yes. John and I have earlier done another well-received comedy Welcome Back. Ours will be an out and out comedy. I think laughter is the need of the hour.”

Talking about the female lead of the movie, Ileana D’Cruz has been roped in for the part. It will be her second movie with Bazmee after their previous hit Mubarkan (2017). “Ileana has worked with me earlier in Mubarakan. She is very professional and I feel she will make a good pair with John,” Anees said.