John Abraham, an actor who has been absolutely loved in all of his films irrespective whether it was a comedy, an action, a thriller, or even horror. He is a man who stays true to his roots, and has always had an undisclosed humble side that instantly make people like him. He is not of the types to discuss his private life with the media, and has always kept mum about his personal beings. But there is more to John than just that. Films and fitness are two things that keep John going, and as he gears up for his next release, Dishoom, here is what the superstar has to say about everything that one wants to know:
Dishoom has action, romance, comedy, and thrill. How is it to work in a film with so many genres collaborated into one?
I've done that in the past, I've done a Desi Boyz, Garam Masala, or a Housefull for that matter. But I think the beauty about Dishoom is that it’s not just an action or a comedy film, but is a combination of all the genres put together by the director. I think this is what Rohit Dhawan intended to do, and I did Dishoom for Rohit. He got a mix where his mind works like his father, so he is massy, but at the same time being a New York Film School guy he also gives a contemporary touch to whatever he does. And the primary reason for him to make a film is to tell a good story.
Desi Boyz being Rohit’s first directorial, how is the feeling of working with him in his second project too?
I know Rohit since I did a film with David Dhawan, Hook Ya Crook. Rohit used to be an AD on the film, and then I did Desi Boyz with him. Rohit also used to bounce scripts at me that he wanted to make with other actors, so our equation was very collaborative and easy. He used to use me as a sounding board. In the process he chanced upon this script about two cops, and he said that he wanted me to play one of the cops, and I said yes. He also asked me who the other cop is, and continued by telling me that was the boy in the house (laughs). That is how Dishoom happened. Rohit and I not only get along very well, but we also understand each other very well on the camera. There are some directors who present me very well, and Rohit is one of them. I would love to work with him again, and again, but you know that’s romanticizing.
Jacqueline speaks highly of you and also said that you are tough from outside, but a softy at heart. Are we yet to discover John Abraham?
What she said is very true. I've never put a finger on a fly. I don’t think I can hurt anybody, when somebody comes to hurt me I will probably just buckle up and ask if they are done. I never give a feeling of intimidation. People who really know me very well will know that I'm soft like candy floss. It’s easy to break John Abraham.