'I want to become a director'

'I want to become a director'

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'I want to become a director'

Having worked in more than 30 films in seven years, John Abraham says audiences haveSmart : John Abraham become more accepting of his understated, realistic style of acting. He also wants to wield the megaphone soon and is sure of doing a good job as a director.

“I have good friends around me who are directors and writers. They are all willing to sit with me, help me and formulate screenplays. I have ideas and I want to become a director very soon and when I become one, I will be damn good at it,” said John.

“Probably, five-eight years down the line, I’ll direct a film. I’m just seven years old in the industry. I want to first just settle down properly and singularly prove myself in a big way and then I will get into direction,” added the actor.

Explaining his evolution as an actor, he said: “After all these years, I think I’ve become very comfortable with the medium, but more than myself I’ve seen a change in the perception of the audience towards me. I’ve always been an understated actor.

I’m not into over-projection. When I joined the industry, there was a section of the audience that felt I was too understated. Today the same audiences have a different perception and somehow that same style of acting is working for them now.”

His nerdy look in Jhootha Hi Sahi failed to set the cash registers ringing, but the
Bollywood hunk has not given up. He is all set to play boy-next-door in a new film.

“The film is about a regular guy who gets busted by all the women in his life. It’s about a guy who learns life through the women he is with – his mother, sister, his boss, his neighbour, his girlfriend, his ex-girlfriend. It’s just about this journey. It’s amazing."

The final title of the film is yet to be decided. “Right now it’s called The Re-education of Ishaan Sabharwal. That's a working title,” he said.

Is there any movie on the anvil with his actress girlfriend Bipasha Basu? “I don’t know, depends on whether we are offered a good script. Till then we are okay not working together. Anyway there is no public display of affection in our case. We are pretty much in our own worlds,” said the actor.

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