Who would think that Bollywood hunk John Abraham’s inner interior designer was dying to come out?
On Thursday, the Force 2 star, who was in Dubai to launch a new branch of furniture store Home Centre in Karama, was hunting for a beige rug and an L-shaped sofa for his posh sea-facing penthouse in Mumbai.
“I come from a family of architects. I like clean lines and I don’t like any clutter. I don’t like branded stuff lying around either,” Abraham said in an interview before stepping out to meet thousands of his fans in the UAE.
His brother Alan transformed his penthouse into a home.
“The minute I went overboard, my brother told me to shut up. We worked on a budget ... I am not loaded and I am conservative about the way I spend money. My brother is swanky, smart and doesn’t cheat,” said Abraham. His brother doesn’t take commission from his vendors either.
But it’s not just home shopping that is keeping Abraham busy.
The actor is now gearing up for the release of his action thriller, Force 2. Its trailer, which will release on November 18, will be screened in UAE cinemas before the film M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story on September 29.
“Force 2 has some crazy action... I broke my bones for this one. I had three knee surgeries during the shoot. I have crashed, I have bled, I have done everything possible for this film. But I hope people don’t see that and appreciate its content,” said Abraham.
The film sees Abraham lifting heavy vehicles and executing death-defying stunts. But is it worth putting your life at risk for a film?
“It is better than dancing. It is better than mindlessly dancing to somebody else’s singing,” said Abraham sardonically.
This producer-actor, who has acted in roles that shamelessly objectified him (remember Desi Boyz and his notorious yellow swimming trunks in Dostana) hopes to push boundaries in Hindi cinema.
“I made Vicky Donor and Madras Cafe. The idea is to change the way we look at films. I am not anti-dance. I have done it several films like Welcome Back and Dishoom and it is in our fabric of our country. But it gets exasperating to dance in every film,” he added.