John Abraham is an actor, model, producer who is considered one of the sexiest men in the film industry. He is often lauded for his intensity as an actor, whether in his action or romantic roles. John is known as India's Rambo for his raw masculinity and bulging muscles.
His Unusual Performances
Today, John Abraham is known to mass entertainers filled with action and masala; his initial film choices were unconventional. Mahesh Bhatt cast him in the movie Jism because of his similarity to young Sanjay Dutt and showed incredible vulnerability. His performance as an alcoholic was widely praised, and he continued to do unconventional roles with mixed results. While many actors of his generation failed to be relevant today, his unique choice helped him break the barrier and stand out.
Using His Power to Back Parallel Cinema
John is one of those rare personalities that has backed up films that most people gave up on-
Kabul Express-To shoot in Afghanistan, a real war-torn country, was considered as madness by everyone. Almost everyone passed on the film, but John was one of the few who decided to star in it even though all the dangers and difficulty of shooting in the country remains an experience close to his heart.
No Smoking- This Anurag Kashyap starrer continues to be one of the most polarizing films of the 2000s. Some consider this movie as an artistic masterpiece, while others consider it a complete bore. Either way, without John's support, it wouldn't have been made in the first place.
Vicky Donor- In today's time, taking an out-of-the-box idea and making a commercial movie is common. In 2012, however, it was just not that common, and without John's support, this film wouldn't have made it to cinemas.
His career peak was the movie Dhoom, where his antagonist character managed to overshadow the heroes completely. Every male fan started to adopt his hair, and one of the fans turned out to be Mahendra Singh Dhoni. He was such a big fan of the long-haired slick-back look that he immediately hired John's Hairstylist, Sapna Bhavani. They both became good friends with one another and admired each other's skills.
The Cold War Between John Abraham and Salaman Khan
In the movie Saaya, Katrina Kaif was initially cast as the female lead but was later removed. This rubbed Salman Khan the wrong way, and he maintained a cold distance with John. When asked about this decision, he stated that he had no power to make casting decisions because it was his second movie. The producers made the call behind replacing her in the movie, but it didn't stop the cold war between the two. Eventually, it was all sorted between the two, and now they have a cordial relationship.
His Nose Injury
Very few might be unaware of it, but John has a crooked nose due to deviated nasal septum. This is a condition where the nose completely closes down, and one has to breathe through their mouth. It wasn't something he was born with but rather was caused by an accident where his elder brother dropped him on his face. It is something he lives through, but it hasn't let him continue to pursue his ambitions.
His Love For Animals
John Abraham is a strict vegetarian and an animal lover at heart. He is an active member of the organization PETA and has fought for their rights. Even though John's love for animals is boundless, he's not an active pet owner. The reason being the passing away of the pet Dascha. John has said that losing her was the darkest moment of his life, and it's something he can't go through again.
His commitment to being a vegetarian has also been applauded in the media and muscle-building community. John is the finest example that you don't have to eat Non-Veg to be muscular.
His Extreme Work Ethic
John Abraham is widely regarded as one of the most disciplined and hard-working actors in the industry. To stay completely fit and healthy at all times, he doesn't eat outside food, refusing to drink alcohol or smoke. John also has an extreme distaste for Holidays, saying its overabundance is causing severe economic loss. He is also extremely disciplined as an investor making smart investments in real estate, films, and start-ups.
John Abraham continues to be one of the most prolific personalities of the 2000s. He's an actor that exudes masculinity and also has that chocolate boy flair to him. Today in many ways, he's his own industry and continues to churn out hits after hits. He's still considered one of the sexiest celebrities in Bollywood.