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I am a realistic person, says John Abraham

Bollywood actor John Abraham, who has delivered several hit movies recently, thinks he is still far away from being successful.

It has not been a cakewalk for the model turned actor-producer, who has been in the industry for past 10 years.

“I am far from being successful. I have set a benchmark for myself and I am working hard towards it. I don’t get euphoric with the success of the film or dejected by the failure of the film. I am completely a realistic person,” John told a <g data-gr-id="38">media</g> person.

“I don’t get taken in by praises. It is all momentary.

Working hard is the only thing. I am thankful to the audience for watching my films. I want to be influential not only in India but abroad as well,” the 42-year-old actor said.

Charming his way into showbiz with his looks and chiselled body as a model first, the Force star initially faced criticism.

Though his debut film Jism did well at the box office, films like Saaya, Paap, <g data-gr-id="36">Lakeer</g> among others which released after failed to garner attention.

The film that turned his fortune was Aditya Chopra’s Dhoom followed by other hit films like Dostana, New York, Force and Madras Cafe.

John, whose latest release is Welcome Back, a sequel to Welcome, has done well at the box office, said, “I am glad people loved the film and the credit for this goes to Anees Bazmee (director). We made the film to entertain the audience. We made a clean film. We did not anticipate how <g data-gr-id="40">much numbers</g> it will earn at the box office,” John said.

“It’s the audience that decide fate of <g data-gr-id="49">a fi</g>lm. The film is doing well only because of the response from the audience,” he added. 

Welcome Back also stars Anil Kapoor, Nana Patekar, Paresh Rawal, Naseeruddin Shah, Dimple 
Kapadia and Shiney Ahuja. 
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