The value John Abraham paid to be an ‘Action Hero’


Despite having done various genres like action, comedy and drama in his career of more than a decade, actor John Abraham think that he is an action hero.

The 43-year-old Madras Café star said that though he has incurred many wonded while shooting for action sequences, he loves the genre.

“I love action and I believe I am an action hero. Injuries are part of it. I have had three knee surgeries lately. I have also had foot surgeries, broken both my hands. It’s ok, I am fitter, stronger and faster. I get injured often. I sign up for action, I don’t dance often. If I was a dancer then I would not have got wonded often. It’s easy to wear a frock and dance, but it is difficult to do action,” John told reporters in Mumbai at the press conference of Standard Chartered Marathon.

John, who has a slew of releases this year like Rocky Handsome, Dishoom and Force 2, said that one should stay fit and healthy.

“If your faith is fitness, then one would either go to the gym or exercise or walk or take part in Marathon. Fitness is the best religion; one should worship his body. It’s good to lead a healthy lifestyle and follow good habits,” he said.

The face of the Mumbai Marathon, John said that he feels awesome to be part of the brand for many years now.

This has been my longest ever association with any brand. Just being the face has given me chance to be credible. Marathon has grown by leaps and bounds. I have been the face of Mumbai Marathon for 11 years. It’s the most credible association one can have with a brand.

John also wishes to run full a marathon. As brand ambassadors we have certain things to do. I do wish to run a full marathon. Every day I run half a marathon, 15 to 16 kms. Getting on the road and running is a credible thing.

Paying tribute to the soldiers kill in the Pathankot terror attack, the actor said the jawans are the real heroes.

It is sad that we lost some of our jawans. I am a proud Indian. My heart goes out to the families of soldiers. We are heroes on screen, but the real heroes are the jawans, fighting on the border for us every day. It is heart breaking.