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Abhishek Calls Me 'Jiggly Poo', Says John Abraham

PTI 06 Jan 2010, 13:10:34 IST
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Bollywood hunk John Abraham, who is back to playing his gay self in the sequel to 'Dostana' with Abhishek Bachchan, says that the junior B has named him "jiggly poo". 

The actors became friends while working together in the gay comedy and continue to share the same equation. 

"After we starred together in 'Dostana', Abhishek has nicknamed me as his 'jiggly poo'. He sends me messages on my birthday saying 'Happy Birthday Jiggly Poo'!," said John. 

John and Abhishek called each other the same even in the film, and the name seems to have stuck on since then. 

The 2008 film, which had John playing a lothario pretending to be in a homosexual relation with Abhishek, was directed by Tarun Mansukhani and also starred Priyanka Chopra. 

The 37-year-old actor will be reprising the same role in the sequel too, which will be filmed from June this year. 

"The sequel will pick up from where 'Dostana' left off. So there is me and Abhishek playing the same characters again," he said. 

Promising that the sequel will be even more fun-filled, the actor said, "It is hilarious! I almost fell off the chair while reading the script, it is so funny!," said John, on the sidelines of an event where he launched new bike models from Yamaha at the ongoing Auto Expo in the capital. 

John, who made his Bollywood debut with 'Jism' in 2003, has proved himself as an actor with films like 'Water' and 'New York'. But he has cut down on the number of releases to one or two per year. 

"This is how it has been. In 2008 there was 'Dostana', 'New York' in 2009. I would rather do sensible stuff and be remembered for them rather than merely increase the number of films in my kitty," said John. 

He has recently finished shooting Abbas Tyrewala's unnamed project and will start with an action film next. 

Although John made his entry into showbiz as a model, he says that he had to struggle a lot to find his footing in the film industry, without a film lineage to back him. 

"I hail from the middle class and my values come from there. People identify with me because of that and look upon me for having acquired a position through sheer struggle without any backing in the industry," said John. 

He made heads turn in his modelling days and went on to win hearts as the metrosexual man in Bollywood. John is now looked upon as a youth icon, an image he is totally comfortable with. 

"Once you are named a role model, it is up to you how you use it. I am happy with the position and am also aware of the responsibilities that come with it," he said. 

His love for bikes is also something that connects him with today's youth, but John is against any kind of show-off and propagates safe biking. 

"I don't do any more stupid stunts, as I have realised that youngsters do follow me and try to ape whatever I do. I never go in for rash biking and ride really slow so that people do it too," said John. 

The actor also a unique collection of helmets alongwith the number of bikes he owns.

"I mix and match helmets with bikes the way you mix and match clothes everyday," said John. PTI