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Awards have become a joke: John Abraham

Published Aug 3, 2016, 1:00 am IST
Updated Aug 3, 2016, 8:39 am IST
John Abraham talks about his aversion to awards and award functions, claims he won’t attend them even for Dishoom.
John Abraham
 John Abraham

John Abraham and Varun Dhawan’s is the newest bromance in Bollywood. So much so that John has taught Varun how to lose his inhibitions about his body for good, while they bonded during the shoot and promotions of Dishoom.

However, there’s one bone of contention between the two and it’s about awards.
While Varun loves them, John is averse to them. John feels that he may not be deserving of the awards and will therefore not attend award functions.


Says John, “I never go for awards functions. I don’t want any awards. They’ve become a joke. I don’t think going for award functions is wrong, but I can’t do it.”
Not just attendance at awards functions, John also has an issue with performing at these galas.

“I can’t dance on stage for 500 people; I can’t dance at functions. I’ve heard how people talk about actors who perform on stage. Performing at these award functions would make me feel like a monkey.”

The Dhoom star asserts that he’s so averse to these award functions that he won’t attend them for films that involve his colleagues.

“If Dishoom wins any awards,” explains John, “Varun will be there dancing and clapping. I won’t. He is a sweet and a transparent boy. Maybe I don’t deserve awards, so I won’t get them and I won’t go for them.”

As far as his future plans go, John says that he will continue to work for projects he believes in. “I have no fear of failure; I’m like a blinkered horse,” says a confident John.

“I don’t look at the work other people do; I concentrate on my own work. I don’t go to parties and I sleep by 9.30 pm. I meet some of my friends from the film industry when they’re coming home after a party while I’m on my morning jog. The beauty of this industry is in its acceptance,” he concludes.