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After playing football, John set to climb mountains

After doing the football flick Dhan Dhana DhanGoal, actor John Abraham will now feature in a film on mountain climbing to be directed by Soham Shah.

india Updated: Jan 19, 2008 12:42 IST

Actor John Abraham has decided to reposition himself as a fun-loving and sporty entertainer.

After doing the football flick Dhan Dhana Dhan Goal with director Vivek Agnihotri, the actor will now feature in a film on mountain climbing to be directed by Soham Shah.

"I want to cultivate a sporty image after Goal. Hence, I'm also doing a film on mountain climbing. I'm a trained footballer, I used to play 'A' position soccer and I'm a certified climber," John told IANS.

"I was into sports before acting sucked me in. I'm a very outdoor person. And I want that image to come across in my role.

"I want people to feel that if it's John, then it's something healthy and invigorating. Even NoSmoking was a very sporty film," he added.

For Goal, Andy Ansah, one of the best football choreographers in the world, trained John.

"All the international Adidas ads have been choreographed by Andy. He was a prize catch for Goal. I was working with people like Arshad Warsi, Boman Irani and Bipasha Basu whom I love... So it was fun."

After chain-smoking for Anurag Kashyap's No Smoking, John had to quit it for Goal.

"I can't say it took effort. I've gone from a smoker to a non-smoker in no time."