The ruler of many hearts, the dashing John Abraham, one of the hottest actors in tinsel town, becomes a year older today. He is like wine that gets better with age. John Abraham’s journey from being a student of Bombay Scottish to becoming a superstar in Bollywood is truly inspirational. Our handsome hunk is just not resistible and has been a sex symbol in Bollywood for a long time now.
Prior to becoming an actor, John Abraham had worked as a media planner in addition to being a model. His breakthrough was when he won the Gladrags Manhunt Contest in 1999. John quickly went up the ladder and was soon one of the highest paid supermodels in the country. And we are not surprised at his swiftly rising career graph. With that tantalising physique, charming personality, cute-as-a-baby smile and modest character, John Abraham was always destined to be the star that he is.
Well, a lot of articles are written about the enticing Rocky Handsome. But as the actor himself has proclaimed, he wants to be known as an actor and therefore, has always tried experimenting with various kinds of roles.
Let us stop drooling over John’s sex quotient for some time, and look at his journey wherein he grew as an actor and won hearts everywhere.
Everyone knows that John is a fitness freak and anything going against his fitness schedule is a complete no-no. But when John chose to do Anurag Kashyap’s No Smoking in 2007, the actor in order to get into the character’s skin, became a chain smoker.
Zinda narrated a story of vengeance with style. It is downright gory and violent throughout but it is most remembered for the powerful performance of John Abraham as the insane, revenge-seeking brother who tortures his enemy for 14 long years. He couldn’t have been more convincing as an actor.
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A total Mumbaiyaa film, John Abraham did complete justice to the portrayal of a rich, spoilt brat. You cannot completely hate him because his innocence and good-heartedness is visible towards the end of the movie. John Abraham’s jugalbandi with Nana Patekar was the most memorable part, and the handsome boy surprised everyone with his acting abilities.
John’s acting abilities were quite visible in this critically acclaimed social drama by Deepa Mehta, as well. Water focussed on the plight of a group of widows subjected to abject poverty in a temple in Varanasi, the city of Gods. John was able to show the right emotions as a higher caste man and a follower of Mahatma Gandhi who gets into a relationship with a widow.
Madras Café didn’t just see John progressing as an actor but also succeeding as a producer. The actor who donned the role of an Indian intelligence agent for a politically essential peacekeeping operation was terrific.
John’s choice of films definitely deserves applause, and while we can’t stop getting fascinated by his sexy personality, we look forward to many more films that will silence all his critics.
Once again, a very Happy Birthday, John. We all love you!