Says John Abraham as he talks about his character in ‘Shootout At Wadala’ and choice of films
When John Abraham burst into the small screen with ripped body and dimpled cheeks in ‘Jism’, the critics were quick to put him under ‘models can’t act’ slot. The film grabbed a lot of eyeballs for its erotic content and audience approved of his chocolaty looks. After a string of flops, his role in Yash Raj’s Dhoom set him in the league of A-list actors and proved that he was here to stay. After 11 years in the industry, he is gearing up for a life-changing performance as Manya Surve in Sanjay Gupta’s ‘Shootout At Wadala’. In a candid chat, John talks about his character and why formula love stories don’t work for him.
Excerpts from the interview:
What were challenges involved in playing a real life character? Did you battle self doubt?
It was a challenge but I took it up. What helped me is the research for the character. Where he came from, his background. We spoke to the police officers,