John Abraham isn’t the one to mince words. According to an article in India Today, in an interview to a daily, John Abraham spoke about how social media has taken over our real lives and why actors are so obsessed with being on a 'list'. The actor said, "As an actor, you are here to show your craft. How much money do you want to mint? Why is it important to be on a list of the highest earners? What about the audience you are robbing with crap you put out? I have always worked hard for credibility, I get that, I move on quietly. I wish we had more actors cut out from the same fabric."
"There is but aren't celebrities also asking for it, wearing funny clothes outside airports and doing funny things. You can only be laughed at if you decide to be a clown in the circus. It's your choice. I'm not an actor who dances at shows or weddings for money. I find it demeaning. I'm not saying that I'm right, but I wouldn't do it, ever," John added.
Abraham's comment seems to be directed at the celebrities who make it to the highest-paid actors' list. The 2018 list, for example, has Salman Khan leading the highest-paid celebrities in India for the third time in a row. On the work front, however, Salman Khan's only release in 2018, Race 3, bit the dust at the box office. The film was slammed left, right and centre for its wafer-thin plot and illogical sequences. Similarly, Ranveer Singh is known for wearing funny clothes and his bizarre fashion sense. While Shah Rukh Khan is famous for dancing at weddings!
Besides being an actor, John Abraham has created a niche for himself even as a producer. His first production Vicky Donor was a hit in 2012 and since then, the Madras Cafe actor has been signing up for films that have been doing well at the box office in the last few years. In fact, 2018 John had a considerable amount of profit with Parmanu and Satyameva Jayate.
Currently, John Abraham has Romeo Akbar Walter, 1911 and Batla House which are slated to release soon and he said that the biggest lesson for him this past year has been, "To keep working, to keep doing more films. The idea is not to take yourself too seriously but to simply enjoy the process."