"I go more for social events as compared to commercial events. People ask me why I don’t dance at marriages. I don’t like it. I don’t want to make so much money. I like coming to schools and talking to children. This is what I like," the 39-year-old said here at a P&G event.
John has been associated with People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) and the Lilavati Hospital and Research Centre to which he has also donated Rs.10 lakh. He even has his own brigade called John’s Brigade for Habitat for Humanity, a Jimmy Carter Foundation project.
He believes that people listen to celebrities and this helps the causes they are associated with.
"Unfortunately, there are only two things that people watch in India – films and cricket. If actors and cricketers talk, it makes a difference. We don’t have to be models but role models," said John who was last seen in "Desi Boyz".
The actor is currently busy shooting for "Race 2", "Dostana 2", "I, Me Aur Hum", "Housefull 2" and "Shootout At Wadala."