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Shalvi Mangaokar, Hindustan Times
Mumbai, February 20, 2013
Pop star Nicki Minaj, who is known for her upbeat music and quirky outfits, seems to have a special interest in a particular Bollywood star.

The singer, who is currently judging American Idol Season 12, which airs on BIG CBS Love, says that she has heard a lot about Bollywood in the US. “So you can hook me up with Bollywood movies,” she says laughing.

Ask her if there was any particular actor she would like to work with, and pat comes the reply —John Abraham. “If I were to star in a Bollywood movie, It’d have to be with John,” says Nicki. “I love well-rounded, intelligent men,” she adds.

When we told John about Nicki’s wish to act with him, he was genuinely shocked. “That’s a massive compliment. I’m a big fan of her music and I love the way she dresses. She’s very unapologetic about her style. And I think that is awesome.” The actor is apparently a big fan of the artiste’s latest number ‘Pound the alarm’. “I have her songs on my phone and I play them in the car. Given an opportunity, I would love to work with her,” he adds.

John is clearly gaining international fame, and the actor couldn’t be more excited. He was recently complimented by a well-known producer from the west as well. “He happened to come across the trailer of Shooutout At Wadala and said, ‘Hey, I didn’t know a guy like this existed in this country.’ So for me, that’s a big compliment,” John reveals.

As for Nicki, John insists that he woild love to feature in a video with her. “I think it’ll be nice if something works out. I’d even love be in her music video.”