Posted: 08 January 2010 at 5:06am
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Abhishek calls me 'jiggly poo': John Abraham
hunk John Abraham, who is back to playing his gay self in the sequel to
'Dostana' with Abhishek Bachchan, says that the junior B has named him
"jiggly poo". The actors became friends while working together in the
gay comedy and continue to share the same equation. "After we starred
together in 'Dostana', Abhishek has nicknamed me as his 'jiggly poo'.
He sends me messages on my birthday saying 'Happy Birthday Jiggly
Poo'!," said John.
John and Abhishek called each other
the same even in the film, and the name seems to have stuck on since
then. The 2008 film, which had John playing a lothario pretending to be
in a homosexual relation with Abhishek, was directed by Tarun
Mansukhani and also starred Priyanka Chopra.
actor will be reprising the same role in the sequel too, which will be
filmed from June this year. "The sequel will pick up from where
'Dostana' left off. So there is me and Abhishek playing the same
characters again," he said. Promising that the sequel will be even more
fun-filled, the actor said, "It is hilarious! I almost fell off the
chair while reading the script, it is so funny!," said John, on the
sidelines of an event where he launched new bike models from Yamaha at
the ongoing Auto Expo in the capital. John, who made his Bollywood
debut with 'Jism' in 2003, has proved himself as an actor with films
like 'Water' and 'New York'. But he has cut down on the number of
releases to one or two per year.
"This is how it has been. In
2008 there was 'Dostana', 'New York' in 2009. I would rather do
sensible stuff and be remembered for them rather than merely increase
the number of films in my kitty," said John.
recently finished shooting Abbas Tyrewala's unnamed project and will
start with an action film next. Although John made his entry into
showbiz as a model, he says that he had to struggle a lot to find his
footing in the film industry, without a film lineage to back him. "I
hail from the middle class and my values come from there. People
identify with me because of that and look upon me for having acquired a
position through sheer struggle without any backing in the industry,"
He made heads turn in his modelling days and went
on to win hearts as the metrosexual man in Bollywood. John is now
looked upon as a youth icon, an image he is totally comfortable with.
"Once you are named a role model, it is up to you how you use it. I am
happy with the position and am also aware of the responsibilities that
come with it," he said. His love for bikes is also something that
connects him with today's youth, but John is against any kind of
show-off and propagates safe biking. "I don't do any more stupid
stunts, as I have realised that youngsters do follow me and try to ape
whatever I do. I never go in for rash biking and ride really slow so
that people do it too," said John. The actor also a unique collection
of helmets alongwith the number of bikes he owns. "I mix and match
helmets with bikes the way you mix and match clothes everyday," said
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