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John loses 16 kgs weight for Aashayein

After Kareena Kapoor, the latest Bollywood actor to lose weight is John Abraham who'll be seen in a new lean avatar in Nagesh Kukunoor's Aashayein.
Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 12, 2008 07:14 PM IST

By doing films like No Smoking and Taxi No 9211, Bollywood actor John Abraham has certainly made it very clear that he's not in Bollywood to run around trees and vroom his way to the number one spot.

The actor has now gone a step further by losing around 16 kgs of weight for Nagesh Kukunoor's Aashayein. In the film John plays, Rahul Sharma, a compulsive gambler, who on his bet of his life loses everything and goes through a very rough patch emotionally.

Which is why Nagesh wanted John to sport two different looks in the film one in his happier days and the other when he loses everything in life. This made the task all the more difficult as John had little time in hand to go through this transformation.

But with the kind of fitness freak that he is, John lost more than what Nagesh wanted.

Laughs John Abraham, "actually when I set out to achieve a weight loss for my character I didn't know that eventually I would lose more than 16 kgs, more than anybody would have imagined… today I can empathize a lot with people who want to lose weight as it is not an easy task."

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