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I am written off every year: John Abraham

Mumbai, Jul 29 , 2013(PTI)

 John Abraham, who was categorised as a non-actor until Nishikant Kamat's 'Force', says its good to be written off as one comes back stronger with a vengeance.

After walking the ramp for long, John entered Bollywood with 'Jism' (2003), the film which brought him the best debut award. But he could not keep the momentum going as his subsequent films like 'Saaya','Paap' and 'Lakeer' flopped miserably.
Then Aditya Chopra's 'Dhoom' happened to turn the tables and he followed up the success with films like 'Garam Masala', 'Dostana', 'New York', 'Force', 'Housefull 2', 'Race 2' and 'Shootout at Wadala'.

"I was written off every year... My obituary is signed every year. Before 'Force' I was written off – 'Saath Khoon Maaf', 'Jhoota Hee Sahi', 'Aashayein'... I was written off after my first film. A numerologist came and said John Abraham's number is so much so he is gone after 'Jism'," John told PTI. "But thankfully I survived for ten years. It is nice to be written off so that you can come back stronger with a vengeance. I don't take it negatively. There is no anger in me. I put my head down and do my work and do something better," he said.


His next projects include 'Madras Cafe', 'Welcome Back', 'Dostana 2' and 'Mirchi' remake.

"I feel fortunate to get right film at the right time. I have been lucky and smart in positioning myself. I have been careful too," the 40-year-old actor-producer said.
John is acting for commercial entertainers while he produces films high on content but it in an entertaining way.

Quiz him over this, and he says, "I feel I am very easily accepted in commercial format. If I want to tell a different story, I use my commercial standing so I can drive the kind of cinema I believe in. I had to actually use my commercial standing to get 'Vicky Donor' on floors," John said.

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