John Abraham Replies to Why His Home-State Hasn't Been "Modi-fied" Yet
John Abraham was asked why his home-state, Kerala had not been "Modi-fied" yet, to which he said that it's because the people there have learned to co-exist
Bollywood star John Abraham has worked in a number of films. Making his debut in 2003 with Jism, the actor has come a long way and starred in big productions such as Dhoom, Dostana, Desi Boyz and many others. While he has worked on a number of comedy films, it's only in recent times, that the star seems to have started taking up more serious and patriotic roles when it comes to choosing a film. Madras Cafe, Satyameva Jayate, Parmanu and the recently released Batla House, are just some of the many films where he portrayed a patriot. However, the actor has never once spoken about his political stance.
In a book launch event held in Mumbai recently, John was why his home-state, Kerala has not been "Modi-fied" yet. In this year's general elections in India, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi did not win a single seat in Kerala. The actor gladly replied, "That’s the beauty about Kerala. You can see a temple, a mosque and a church within 10 metres of each other peacefully co-existing without any problem whatsoever. There’s absolutely no issue there. With the entire world getting very polarised, Kerala is an example of a place where religions and communities can co-exist so peacefully."
But that's not all that John said. He also mentioned that Kerala is towards the communist side. He added, "I remember when Fidel Castro passed away, I went to Kerala and that was the only state with his posters and hoardings all over to mourn his death. So Kerala is really communist in that way. My father made me read a lot of Marxist material. So there is a communist side in a lot of Malayalis. We all believe in equitable living, equal distribution of wealth and Kerala is a shining example of that." Well, it looks like he has now cleared the air on why he doesn't express his political opinions in public.