I have slept for six hours in the past three days and haven't eaten since last night. Can I have some soup while talking to you?" He grins.
Dressed in a white vest and jeans, John Abraham looks completely at home. He has just returned from a promotional trip for his film Taxi No 9 2 11. His laptops and other gadgets are lying across the bed and his suitcase lies half-unpacked in the middle of the room. I am with one of India's most desirable men. In his bedroom!
What is the film about, I ask. "I play the character of Jay Mittal, heir to a business family," says the actor. "It is a 24-hour story. I have to reach court to claim my heritage of Rs 300 crore. There is a deadline and I need Raghu's (Nana Patekar) cab to get me there while Raghu needs every rich sucker he can get as a passenger."
The thing his co-stars have been talking about is John dancing. "I told the choreographer he would tear his hair trying to make Nana and me dance. He took up the challenge but, by the first afternoon, he was really frustrated. Neither Nana nor I are great dancers. Nana eventually took on part of the choreography, telling me how to dance. Sameera is an outstanding dancer. I had to perform with her in the song Ek Nazar and it was like the North and South poles dancing together. I have 25 left feet. But we managed. When you see the final song, you won't notice what we went through on the sets."
I had more questions for him. Bowl of soup in hand, he repliedů
Text: Priyanka Jain