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Bollywood should look for stories in books: John Abraham

Actor John Abraham feels that instead of getting inspired by Hollywood films, Bollywood filmmakers should start adapting stories from books.

bollywood Updated: Feb 18, 2012 15:24 IST
John Abraham

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Actor John Abraham feels that instead of getting inspired by Hollywood films, Bollywood filmmakers should start adapting stories from books.

"Most of the time, in our industry we get a lot of inspiration from other films, especially English films. But I think the best inspiration you can get is out of books," the 39-year-old said here at the launch of the book In A Bubble of Time.

"Even English films that have done well, got their inspiration out of books. So I think it's important to read and get new ideas and I think that is where we are limiting ourselves," he added.

If John was to make a film based on a book, which one would that be?

"I have been a great fan of 20th century fiction and I love Jeffry Archer. So, I have read all his books and if I have to make a Hindi picture I would definitely make it on a Jeffrey Archer book," he said.

The actor had featured in the film 7 Khoon Maaf which was based on Ruskin Bond's short story Susanna's Seven Husbands.

John is currently gearing up for his next release Housefull 2, scheduled to hit theatres April 5.