Being an action star is not just packing punches: John Abraham

John and Varun in Dishoom.

John and Varun who act in Dishoom.

Dishoom star John Abraham is one of the most popular action stars in Bollywood and he says that his style is not just about packing punches. It is also about carrying the right attitude with right kind of discipline. “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,” John said in an interview.

“To be an action hero, you have to look like an action hero and you need to have that imposing look to make people take notice of you,” added John. He said he  loved working with Varun Dhawan in the movie, which was directed by Varun’s brother Rohit.

“I think Dishoom reminds us of films like Men in Black, Lethal Weapon and Bad Boys. After a long time, you are seeing a buddy-cop film in Bollywood. People are loving the chemistry between Varun and me. They loved the last scene,” he said. John feels Dishoom, an action-adventure film, 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 a 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,” said John.

To gauge the reaction of the audience, John said he recently went to see his film in a single-screen theatre. “To watch the film with the crowd is amazing. I wanted to see the people’s reaction. So I took an auto and went to Gaiety theatre. When I went, people came out of the theatre and I was almost mobbed. The reaction was positive,” he said.

“The collection is pretty good. It has been raining since the past few days. Mysore, Bengaluru and Gurgaon circuit is shut due to rains. So we lost a lot of money,” he said. Apparently, critics felt that Dishoom had lesser number of action sequences.

Dishoom, which also starred Jacqueline Fernandez, was released on July 29. – CINEWS

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