John Abraham today is the country’s sexiest bachelor and while he’s flattered by all the female attention he has been getting, the actor isn’t totally comfortable with it. "I’m going to embrace it with the respect it demands but at the same time I’d want everyone to know that I’m not the frivolous sort. I believe in the concept of a relationship and the institution of marriage," he asserts.
John was actor Bipasha Basu’s steady date for eight years before the made-for-each-other shocked friends and fans by deciding to go their separate ways. He’s been single for over a year now and if anything, the attention has only doubled: "I guess a part of my appeal lies in the fact that I’ve always been accessible. Any girl can come up and talk to me knowing she is safe with me because at the end of the day John Abraham is a simple, home boy."
Interestingly, John’s ideal guy is Hollywood superstar Brad Pitt. And he believes women find a man more attractive when he’s in a relationship. "Brad was always a beautiful man but he’s become even more beautiful since he started running around with his six kids. I believe that women find a man more attractive when he’s in a relationship like Brad," he asserts, adding that he’s waiting to fall in love again and get married.
There’s been a lot of talk of John dating a banker, Priya Marwah, who even visited him in London when he was filming Housefull 2. There are some who even today believe that John and Biapasha will reconcile and live happily ever after. He however insists that the past is a closed chapter and the focus is on work at present.
Having taken the trade by a surprise with his first commercial solo hit, Force, John is now determined to prove himself in the action hero genre with forthcoming films like Race 2 and Shootout At Lokhandwala.
Naturally this means a body beautiful that women have been drooling over since the first posters of Force were unveiled. He smiles, "I’m very flattered when women appreciate the way I look and behave. As Mahesh Bhatt and Karan Johar pointed out, that’s part of the baggage I’ll be lugging around even when I’m 50. Even if I tried to, it won’t go away. I’m stuck with it and it’s not so bad. But I’d rather be Brad."