Mumbai, Feb. 28 -- When it comes to supporting social causes, while some in Bollywood choose to use their star power, others opt to do so without much fanfare. And actor John Abraham firmly belongs to the latter category.
"Even people close to me do not know how much I contribute towards causes that are close to my heart. But then, why should they know? I do it for the satisfaction that it gives me as a human being, not for anything else," says the 41-year-old star, who has now become the face of Fever Voice Of Change, an initiative by Fever 104 FM to bring about a much-needed transformation in our society.
"My mom does a lot of charity work. She has been doing it for years, especially in aid of cancer patients, and I fully support her. So, when this opportunity to join hands with something noble came my way, I thought it was a fabulous idea to follow in her footsteps," says the actor.
"John is an ultimate youth icon...we couldn't have found a more responsible partner," says Harshad Jain, who heads the radio channel, adding that a whole gamut of issues centred around the message, 'Bakwaas nahi, badlaav' will be addressed to bring about a positive change in people's lives.
We ask John if his wife, Priya Runchal, too, has a philanthropic side like him and he says, "Priya is one of the best human beings I know. She belongs to a family that can buy out many John Abrahams but has absolutely no airs about her. I know I have her support firmly with me when it comes to my contribution to society."