My rivalry with Salman was overplayed: John Abraham

By Hindustan Times

Actor John Abraham’s newly found dostana with Salman Khan after a decade-long tiff is the talk of tinsel town. Though the reason behind their tiff was not known, the actors were not on talking terms till they decided to bury their hatchet last month when John appeared on Sallu’s show, Bigg Boss 5.

Abraham’s professional life has taken a positive turn with two back-to-back hits — Force and Desi Boyz. On the personal front, John is reportedly dating Priya Marwah. The 38-year-old actor will soon be doing a Hollywood film and has already made it to number 10 in E! Television’s Top 25 Sexiest Men in the World, that includes the likes of soccer player David Beckham, actor Johnny Depp and singer Enrique Iglesias.

On getting married next year
I am not being diplomatic about it. I truly love the idea of marriage but would like to keep the date to myself. Over the period of time I have become fiercely protective about my personal space and when I say no comments I genuinely mean it. I would like to guard my personal space.

On being ‘world’s 10th sexiest men alive’
It feels great to feature in the list along with Johnny Depp and Leonardo Di Caprio. I’m honoured an American TV network has given me this title. It feels great that they know me .... It feels even better that a man from India has managed to feature in that list which was long due.

On what it means to be called sexy
Being attractive and sexy is about a complete package. It’s not about your face or body but it’s about the whole personality. Just looking at John Abraham and not knowing who he is would be incomplete. I also feel that my presentable physique has paid off. I only wish to get better with age.

Two back-to-back hits
I am happy that people have recognised my efforts in both the films — Force and Desi Boyz. Getting two hits in a row in two different genres feels good as one was out and out action while other was a comedy. Personally, I believe success and failures are temporary, so it should not get to your head.

Dostana with Salman
I feel my rivalry with Salman Khan was overplayed a lot. As none of us has ever said anything wrong about each other in the media, it’s the ‘sources’ who did all the damage. But, I am happy as all’s well that ends well. I respect him a lot and he is extremely courteous. We got along really well.

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