John Abraham steps out of Karan Johar's Stepmom remake

By Subhash K. Jha Bollywood Hungama News Network

John reluctantly but firmly said no to Karan's offer to play the male lead in the desi version of Chris Columbus's Stepmom.

Karan had given John a big break in Kaal a few years ago. And nobody can deny the recent Dharma dhamaka Dostana was a turning-point for John's career.

After Saif, then John was approached to play the lead opposite Kajol and Kareena Kapoor in the desi version of Stepmom.

John almost agreed then opted out. Reason? He didn't see himself doing much in a film that already started two powerhouse actresses, both natural-born scene stealers.

Says a source, "Karan had almost convinced John to do the role. He even prom