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After playing football, John set to climb mountain

Mumbai, Jan 19 (IANS) Actor John Abraham has decided to reposition himself as a fun-loving and sporty entertainer.

2008-01-19T07:15:00Z
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Mumbai, Jan 19 (IANS) Actor John Abraham has decided to reposition himself as a fun-loving and sporty entertainer.

After doing the football flick 'Dhan Dhana Dhan Goal' wit
h director Vivek Agnihotri, the actor will now feature in a film on mountain climbing to be directed by Soham Shah.

'I want to cultivate a sporty image after 'Goal'. Hence, I'm also doing a film on mountain climbing. I'm a trained footballer, I used to play 'A' position soccer and I'm a certified climber,' John told IANS.

'I was into sports before acting sucked me in. I'm a very outdoor person. And I want that image to come across in my role.

'I want people to feel that if it's John, then it's something healthy and invigorating. Even 'No Smoking' was a very sporty film,' he added.

For 'Goal', Andy Ansah, one of the best football choreographers in the world, trained John.

'All the international Adidas ads have been choreographed by Andy. He was a prize catch for 'Goal'. I was working with people like Arshad Warsi, Boman Irani and Bipasha Basu whom I love... So it was fun.'

After chain-smoking for Anurag Kashyap's 'No Smoking', John had to quit it for 'Goal'. 'I can't say it took effort. I've gone from a smoker to a non-smoker in no time.'


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