John Abraham shot to stardom with his debut, Jism but unfortunately the Rambo Of Bollywood, couldn’t maintain his momentum and lost his way with movies like Saaya, Paap and Lakeer.
But after he featured in Aditya Chopra’s Dhoom, he totally transformed into something that he probably would have wished for. He capitalized on this and gave roaring hits in ‘Garam Masala’, ‘Dostana’, ‘New York’, ‘Force’, ‘Housefull 2’, ‘Race 2’ and ‘Shootout at Wadala’.
“I was written off every year… My obituary is signed every year. Before ‘Force’ I was written off – ‘Saath Khoon Maaf’, ‘Jhoota Hee Sahi’, ‘Aashayein’… I was written off after my first film. A numerologist came and said John Abraham’s number is so much so he is gone after ‘Jism’,” John said.
“But thankfully I survived for ten years. It is nice to be written off so that you can come back stronger with a vengeance. I don’t take it negatively. There is no anger in me. I put my head down and do my work and do something better,” he said.
“I feel fortunate to get right film at the right time. I have been lucky and smart in positioning myself. I have been careful too,” the 40-year-old actor-producer said.
John is acting for commercial entertainers while he produces films high on content but it in an entertaining way.
Quiz him over this, and he says, “I feel I am very easily accepted in commercial format. If I want to tell a different story, I use my commercial standing so I can drive the kind of cinema I believe in. I had to actually use my commercial standing to get ‘Vicky Donor’ on floors,” John said.