John Abraham, who emerged as one the biggest stars of Bollywood in the last decade, celebrates his birthday today (born 17 December 1972) and is happy for reasons known to everybody. Adding more high to his success, the last year gifted him a cascade of success in the form of Madras Cafe, Race 2 and Shootout At Wadala. While Race 2 and Madras Cafe made it to the top slots of box office, critics and celebrities lauded his unconventional yet stunning performance alike in Madras Cafe. John can be proud of producing movies like Madras Cafe which not only did well in box office but also gathered high praise from intellectual film circle.
Madras Cafe, produced by John, was muddled up in controversies prior to its release. The edgy plot of the film was about the political issues happening in Sri Lanka and the perspective it took was very objective rather than emotional and humanitarian. Well, it didn't go well with some groups, thus happened the hullabaloo. Even though John is a star who has a great number of dedicated fans, there are many facts they even don't know.
Here, we present those facts to you now:
John always keeps his body in good shape and tone and guess what ? He was an athlete while in school and used to participate in 100 m and 200 m races. He represented his school for 100 m races in district level.
A candid game aficionado, John even invested in developing a game for cell phones and he named it 'velocity'. A complete gadget freak, Velocity is a dream came true for John. The game, conceptualized by John, is programmed to perfection by a company named Small Devices.
John was a smoker once but he quit the habit for better and healthier lifestyle. But Anurag Kashyap came to him with the a very unconventional, edgy script written in a Franz Kafka style. Seeing its brilliance and its potential in exploiting the actor in him, he took up the project which became No Smoking. For the shooting, he had to smoke several packets of cigarettes everyday and thus the bad habit of smoking came back to him.
John Abraham did the lead role in Deepa Mehta's 2005 film Water which told the story of widows in India before independence. John's mature performance in the film impressed Deepa and she considered to cast him in one of her upcoming Hollywood movies, which was titled Luna However Luna didn't take off and is reported to be shelved as for now.
John went to Kishore Namit Kapoor Acting Laboratory and did an acting course to learn the basics while starring in his small modeling assignments. Even though criticized for his wooden expressions in the first few films, John impressed everyone as he moved along with unconventional roles in off beat films.
We wish him a very happy birthday!