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I won't dance in birthdays, weddings for money: John Abraham

Agencies   April 26, 2013
First Published: 17:34 IST(26/4/2013) | Last Updated: 17:20 IST(27/4/2013)

John Abraham has ventured in several fields to earn commercial benefits.

John Abraham has acted, and also produced films. While Vicky Donor gave us the multi-talented Ayushmann Khurrana, John's next home production Madras Cafe, a political thriller, has all hopes pinned on it. We have also seen him in TV commercials. 

Now, will the actor soon show us the moves at a wedding? Not at all, reports an English daily.

"I believe that actors are brands. I am a marketing person and I enjoy my space and I love to endorse brands that I endorse. Par main shaadi mein kya, birthday party mein bhi nahi nachunga! My profession is sacred to me. This is my religion and I would not do things which destroy my identity", John told the daily.

John Abraham is currently visiting various towns and cities to promote his upcoming film Shootout At Wadala. He has essayed the role of Mumbai gangster Manya Surve in the film. 

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A source says, “Always one to take a back seat, John constantly praises Kangana, calling her a nice human being and one of his finest co-stars. During city tours, interviews and conversations with fans and the media, he’s been talking about her role as well as her professionalism and acting skills. He makes it a point to mention her whenever he can and even keeps her posted about the marketing and promotion of the film.” READ ON

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