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Skills, attitude important to be action hero: John Abraham

Over the years, John has created an action image for himself and he says it is not that difficult to maintain it.

bollywood Updated: Aug 03, 2016 20:33 IST
John Abraham,Varun Dhawan,Dishoom
John Abraham and Varun Dhawan’s buddy-cop film Dishoom is mainly about flashy landscapes and elaborately planned action sequences.

He is one of the most popular action stars in Bollywood but actor John Abraham says his style is not just about packing punches, but also about carrying the right attitude.

“When it comes to action I give a lot of inputs, I have done this since the beginning of my career because I understand this space easily. It comes naturally to me. In an action hero it’s not just about what action skills he has but about the attitude he has,” said John.

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“To be an action hero you have to look like an action hero and you need to have that physicality and look. People should be scared when you look at them. If you don’t have that then just dance and don’t do action.”

Over the years, John has created an action image for himself and he says it is not that difficult to maintain it. “Having a body comes naturally to me. I don’t have to show my body always. I am built in a certain way. It is easy to carry it off. My physicality is so overpowering that it takes away from everything else. People felt I was perfect in Dishoom.”

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John loved working with Varun Dhawan in the movie, directed by Varun’s brother Rohit. “I think Dishoom reminds one about films like Men in Black, Lethal Weapon, Bad Boys. After a long time you are seeing a buddy-cop film. People are loving the chemistry between me and Varun. They loved the last scene.”

Watch: John, Varun in Dishoom trailer

The Madras Cafe actor feels Dishoom, an action-adventure, has the scope of becoming a big franchise. “Varun and I want to continue with this film. Sajid Nadiadwala (producer) also wants to do it but our director Rohit Dhawan wants to go on holiday. I am sure Rohit too wants to make another Dishoom. I think there will be Dishoom 8. When I come on board for a film I can understand which one can be turned into a franchise and which one cannot.”

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First Published: Aug 03, 2016 20:23 IST