Besides skills, attitude also important to be action hero: John


Known or his stylised and suave action sequences in films, actor John Abraham says for an action hero it is not just about packing punches, but also having the right attitude. “When it comes to action I give lot of inputs, I have done this from the start of my career because I understand this (action) space easily.

It (action) comes very naturally to me. In an action hero it’s not just about what action skills he has but about the attitude he has,” John told PTI. “To be an action hero you have to look like an action hero and you need to have that physicality and ‘look’.

Like people should get scared when you look at them. If you don’t have that then just dance and don’t do action.” Over the years, John has created an action image of himself and he says it’s not that difficult to maintain it.

“Having a body comes naturally to me. I don’t have to show my body always. I am built in a certain way. It is easy to carry it off. My physicality is so overpowering that it takes away from everything else. People felt I was perfect in ‘Dishoom’,” he said.

John loved working with Varun Dhawan in the recently released film “Dishoom”. “I think ‘Dishoom’ reminds one about films like ‘Men in Black’, ‘Lethal Weapon’, ‘Bad Boys’. I think after a long time you are seeing a buddy-cop film. People are loving the chemistry between me and Varun. They loved the last scene,” the 43-year-old actor said.

The “Madras Cafe” actor feels “Dishoom”, an action-adventure, has the scope of becoming a big franchise. “Varun Dhawan (co-actor in the film) and I want to continue with this film.

Sajid Nadiadwala (producer) also wants to do it but our director Rohit Dhawan wants to go on holiday. I am sure Rohit too wants to make another ‘Dishoom’.”

“I think there will be ‘Dishoom 8’. When I come on board for a film I can understand which one (film) can be turned into a franchise and which one cannot.”


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