He may be a Bollywood star with a huge fan following, but actor John Abraham says he is still rooted to his middle class values.
The Dishoom actor was present at the Sacred Heart School in the national Capital as part of the Habitat for Humanity NGO, to appreciate the efforts of the institution for helping to build homes for victims of the Tamil Nadu flood.
He said meeting children face-to-face helps them understand that stars too are after all, just humans.“Like how I have come to this school and sat with the kids, they feel that, ‘He is our guy, he talks like us and he is a normal man and we can relate to him... His values are quite middle class’, which are like their values.
“They like it as I belong to a middle class family, and I am still middle class. My values, my parents are very middle class. I would suggest the kids not to lose their value system.”
John also shared some words of wisdom for children. “Three things are very important. First is that education is most important. Secondly, even if parents (or anyone) tells them to give bribes, they shouldn’t because there is a lot of corruption in this country and it is very important to eradicate this corruption.
“Thirdly, all are equal, no one is above or below, so treat everyone with respect.” John says he enjoys visiting schools. “People often ask me why I don’t go for awards shows but go to these schools. But I like this more. I really enjoy this space.”
Also while many Bollywood stars might be heading to the West right now to make their mark, but actor John Abraham says he never felt the need to venture there despite being offered Hollywood films in the past.
John, 43, says he wants to focus on making Indian movies, which would be of the global standard.
“I have been offered films from there (Hollywood) since 2006. The only difference is, I’ve never mentioned it or spoken about it. My aspirations are very simple. I want to make a film out of here that’s world standard, that will make me very happy,” said John.
The Rocky Handsome star, however, says if an interesting project comes his way, he will think about it. “There is no (such thing that) ‘I need to do a Hollywood film’, but if interest is shown, I would love to meet those people but nothing more, at this point of time.”
The 43-year-old Force actor believes it is his unusual films choice, which he loves and enjoys the most.“I’ve always done what I wanted to do from the start.The actor will be next seen in the Dishoom releasing on July 29.