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I was told my leg would have to be amputated: John Abraham on his injury

Bollywood actor John Abraham talks about the severity of his knee injury. He also states that he isn’t too keen on taking up Hollywood projects.

bollywood Updated: Nov 21, 2016 08:28 IST
Rukmini Chopra
Rukmini Chopra
Hindustan Times
John Abraham,Priyanka Chopra,Deepika Padukone
John Abraham’s last film Force 2 released on November 18.(Viral Bhayani)

Actors such as Priyanka Chopra, Deepika Padukone and Irrfan Khan have been in the limelight for their Hollywood ventures. But it appears John Abraham is not too keen on Hollywood for now.

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“I just want to make films here that are sensible enough to appeal to a global audience, rather than just work on something in Hollywood. Unfortunately, most of us just become character actors there, and that’s very low on my priority list. I probably won’t [do a Hollywood film].”

The actor recently released a video of his knee surgery on Twitter. Speaking about the operation, John said that he neglected the gravity of his injury while shooting his recently released film.

“I hurt my knee, but I continued shooting. When I got back, the doctor said that they needed to cut my knee open. They did that, and they removed clotted blood for six days. On the seventh day, they told me that they would have to amputate my leg. I was like ‘What?!’ Apparently, the infection in my leg was spreading. I didn’t take it seriously. I called up my doctor, and he told me to get a third surgery. I did that and he told me that I had saved my knee in time,” the actor reveals.

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John has always known to be very approachable. When asked about that, the actor says that people are drawn to him because of the good “vibes” he gives out. “But people won’t jump on to me and they know where to draw the line. One of my closest friends is an auto rickshaw guy,” he adds with a laugh.

But the actor does draw the line when it comes to the kind of people he will tolerate. “I don’t like people who do drugs. I am intolerant towards them. I don’t care what their family history is. I am very extreme about this. I have a problem with people who misbehave with women. If you are not in that space, you are welcome in mine (smiles).If you are, and then stay away from me,” he says.

First Published: Nov 21, 2016 08:27 IST