In most cases, the actor who turns producer features in his or her first production venture. But John did not appear as the lead actor in his first production - "Vicky Donor". "Initially, I was offered the role. I told Shoojit that I would be the wrong choice for it and Ayushmann was meant for the role. We are really happy that his talent impressed the audience and he has become the star that he is today…. He is my brother, I love him," John told IANS.