John Abra­ham

DNA Sunday (Mumbai) - - FRONT PAGE -

An MBA- turned- model- ac­tor- pro­ducer, John Abra­ham has ju­di­ciously used his skills to emerge a win­ner in all his ven­tures. A for­mer me­dia plan­ner and Gladrags Man­hunt win­ner, he ap­peared in sev­eral mu­sic videos be­fore he de­buted as an ac­tor in Jism. Though he was no­ticed for his good looks, his next out­ings Paap, Saaya etc, did noth­ing for his ca­reer till Dhoom came his way. The neg­a­tive role in the ac­tion film turned the tide and he went on to do Kaal, Garam Masala, both box- of­fice suc­cess and ex­per­i­men­tal films like Wa­ter and Kabul Ex­press that won crit­i­cal ac­claim. Though Dostana with Ab­hishek Bachchan proved to be a smash hit, his sub­se­quent re­leases got a luke­warm re­sponse. John got back into the reck­on­ing with Force and went on to give back- to- back hits with Desi Boyz and Housefull 2. In­ter­est­ingly, the first film he de­cided to pro­duce un­der his ban­ner was the ex­per­i­men­tal Vicky Donor star­ring new­com­ers Ayush­mann Khur­rana and Yami Gau­tam. The film won both crit­i­cal ac­claim and commercial suc­cess. His next, Madras Cafe based in Sri Lanka saw him play­ing the lead role and did well. His up­com­ing films in­clude Wel­come Back and Rocky Hand­some. He is also pro­duc­ing and act­ing in a film based on the wrestler Gama. Best way to blend his love for sports and films, right?

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