John Abraham rubbishes starring in ‘MS Dhoni’ biopic

Bollywood hunk John Abraham denies playing Ishant Sharma in Neeraj Pandey's upcoming directorial ‘MS Dhoni - The Untold Story’, a biopic on the Indian cricket captain.

It was earlier reported that John would be playing the fast bowler Ishant Sharma in the biopic. The first look of the film was released recently which has Sushant Singh Rajput playing the title role.

"Rubbish. If someone is spreading some rumour for facilitating some film, it's his or her problem. It's utter rubbish," he told reporters here.

John will be next seen in ‘Welcome Back’.

"This Christmas and New Year, I am shooting for my film 'Welcome Back' and my plan is only to work round-the-clock. Maybe I'll get a day off and spend time with my family," said John who lives a disciplined life and doesn't enjoy partying too much.

"I sleep by 9.30 -10 p.m. and wake up by 4.30 a.m. So, no time to party," added the actor, who likes the "mood and spirit" when people enjoy themselves during New Year.

The 41-year-old is also concerned about the country's economic growth and wants to see youth shunning drugs.

"I've met the PM (Prime Minister Narendra Modi) personally on a number of occasions. He wants economic progress in the country and that's all I am concerned about.

"I am very apolitical. I have no political inclinations at all and my only interest is economic progress," said the actor who wants to set good examples for the youth and that is why he is not invited at parties.

"When you tell youth not to have drugs, there will be no better example. That's one of the reasons why I did a film called 'Force' where I play a narcotics bureau officer. I wanted to set an example.

"I think I am not invited for most of the parties because people are scared about how I am going to react. They feel, it is better to keep John Abraham away. Let him sleep and wake up early," he added.