John Abraham and Nana Patekar in yet another movie on male bonding
John Abraham seems to be very much at ease with films on male bonding. His chemistry with male co-stars appears much stronger than with the Bollywood queens.
The latest film he does on male bonding is Ramesh Sippy's satirical caper Taxi Nau-Do-Gyarah, directed by Milan Luthria.
"It is about a day in the life of two opposite natured people - a millionaire and a taxi-driver - played by me and Nana Patekar," says John.
The film might remind one of last year's Hollywood crime thriller Collateral, starring Tom Cruise and Jamie Fox.
"Was Nana difficult to handle?
"Not at all. He may be difficult with difficult people. But I'm so easygoing and hassle-free," says John.
"When I'm shooting, I love to spend time with my male co-stars ... more so than my female co-stars, so much that they often feel left behind," he says.
"During 'Kaal' Vivek (Oberoi) and I became friends and in the case of Dhoom, it was with Abhishek (Bachchan) and Uday (Chopra). Yeah, I was heartbroken when I was left out of Dhoom II."
"My bonding with Akshay Kumar during Priyadarshan's Garam Masala was amazing. I knew Akshay was quite adept at comedy whereas it was a first for me. I just turned to him and asked him to show me what to do," John says.
"Akshay was my guru during Garam Masala, just as I'm learning from Nana Patekar during Taxi Nau-Do-Gyarah."
Continues John: "Even on the sets of my next release Viruddh, I just kept following Amitabh Bachchan's movements. He's just great. I love both the father and son."
That puts an end to the growing reputation of a ladies' man.
John can't stop chuckling: "Ladies' man? Give me my motorbikes and male co-stars and see how happy I am."
Speaking of motorbikes, John is ecstatic about his first advertisement. "It was for a brand of bikes, so I couldn't resist it. Do you know the story for the ad was mine?
"I told the Yamaha guys how my brother didn't let me touch his bike and how I longed to own one. They immediately decided to incorporate the idea into an ad," he says.