John's a sport, man!
After football, it's mountaineering for the macho star in his next
After finishing football flick Goal, John Abraham goes to film Soham Shah's next, which revolves around mountaineering. Apparently, an urge to cultivate a sporty image led him to sign Soham's film. The actor has been trying too hard to ditch his lover boy image for good. "I wanted to cultivate a sporty image after Goal. Hence I'm doing a mountain climbing film now," says the actor. John continues to be loyal to Soham even after the ugly fall out the director had with once-upon-a-time mentor Karan Johar. Apparently, John and Soham bonded well on the sets of Kaal. If all goes well John will be a regular feature in all of Soham's films.
|Climbing new heights: John Abraham|
It's a lesser-known fact that the actor is a certified mountain climber. So he doesn't need to undergo rigorous training session. "I'm a certified mountain climber. I'm a complete outdoor guy. I used to play a lot of sports before acting sucked me," he says.
With these two film in his kitty the actor is hopeful of giving a facelift to his image. He further adds, "I want people to feel that if it's John then it's something healthy and invigorating."
Nevertheless, while playing a chain smoker he reduced himself to a chimney emanating smoke.
"I can't say it took efforts. I've gone from a smoker to a non-smoker in no time," he says.
* Apparently, an urge to cultivate a sporty image led him to sign Soham Shah's film