Sylvester Stallone is the reason why John Abraham is in Bollywood

  • PTI, Mumbai
  • Updated: Jul 10, 2016 15:30 IST
Mumbai: Actor John Abraham during the promotion of film Dishoom at Gold's Gym in Mumbai on July 9, 2016. (Photo: IANS) (IANS)

Bollywood actor John Abraham, who is gearing up for his next release Dishoom, has said that he grew up watching Hollywood action star Sylvester Stallone and his Rocky film series got him hooked on to movies.

John Abraham and Varun Dhawan during the promotion of Dishoom at Gold's Gym in Mumbai. (IANS)

Fitness freaks across the country look up to John thanks to his well-built physique and enthusiasm for fitness but the Force star says he has been largely inspired by Stallone. “For me, fitness is religion. Daily fitness is religion to me. While I was growing up, (actor) Sylvester Stallone is the only one I looked upto. I have seen ‘Rocky’ series and I was inspired by it. Since then my interest in films grew,” John said.

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Varun Dhawan goes the extra mile during promotions for Dishoom while John Abraham helps him. (IANS)

Action comedy Dishoom, also starring Varun Dhawan and Jacqueline Fernandez, is slated to hit the theatres on July 29.

John, 43, had a great time working with Varun on this film. “Varun and I got along well. I am hopeful, in this film people will like our chemistry. We had fun,” the actor said.

Read: Dishoom is not like Dhoom, says John

When it comes to fitness, the 29-year-old Badlapur star struggles to match up to John’s dedication in the gym, while John finds it difficult to keep up with Varun on the dance floor. At the event, both the stars gave gym tips to female scribes. “Varun wanted to train everybody seriously at the gym. We wanted to give everybody tips,” John said.

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