MUMBAI: John Abraham, Bollywood’s hunkiest actor-turned-producer was spotted last evening, looking cool as a cucumber at the ‘Garnier Men Powerlight a Village’ event here in Mumbai.
John Abraham was his usual effervescent self, as he spoke about the need to light up Indian villages, an initiative he plans to accomplish through the Garnier Powerlight a Village program.
Through Facebook, 1.6 million men have taken a pledge to chase away the darkness in the lives of thousands of Indians living in rural areas. Moreover, the Garnier program aims to achieve rural electrification by providing village households with 1 solar lamp, 1 solar tube and 1 solar panel.
John was dressed in a sharp all-black ensemble, and even showed off his gymming skills when he was seen racing it up on a stationary racing bike.
The actor has not been bogged down by the failure of his latest film ‘I, Me Aur Main’, which has fared poorly at the ticketing windows. Said an introspective John, about the possible reasons for the film’s failure: “I get the feeling that ‘Action Abraham’ is far more popular than any other type of Abraham. My action films are mass entertainers, this film was not. Honestly, it has come as a surprise (the film’s poor performance), and a huge learning.”
Always one to accept and learn from his mistakes, the hunky Abraham lad said: “We have made a lot of mistakes along the way with this film, and I can assure you that these mistakes will not be repeated in any of my forthcoming films. There were certain miscalculations and bad timing, which I should have objected to long back.”
When quizzed whether the timing of release was off, John admitted, “I admit that the film was released at a very bad time. Children, particularly teenagers, form a large part of my fan base. And most of them are busy with their exams now. Henceforth, I won’t let studios or producers dictate terms or force me to accept a release date for my films. Traditionally, stars veto the release date. In this case, I agreed to a date that was suggested to me. And my worst fears came true.”