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Abhishek Bachchan, John Abraham roped in for 'Hera Pheri 3'

Abhishek Bachchan, John AbrahamNew Delhi, Jan 13 : Firoz Nadiadwala's hit comedy franchise 'Hera Pheri' is back with its third film with a new star cast, it has been revealed.

The film titled as ' Hera Pheri 3' will once again be directed by Neeraj Vora and will feature 'Dostana' boys John Abraham and Abhishek Bachchan , alongwith Sunil Shetty and Paresh Rawal.

Shetty, who will be a part of the film for the third time said, "I think it's a film which is the first franchise In Bollywood so I am really excited about the project.

John Abraham recalls Christmas celebrations as kid

John AbrahamNew Delhi, Dec 19 : Bollywood actor John Abraham, who was recently spotted celebrating Christmas with underprivileged and terminally ill kids in New Delhi, shared his Christmas memories as a kid.

Speaking at the event, the 42-year-old actor said, "My mom used to force me to wear a Santa hat and go and give cakes to everybody in the building and to the neighbors who were friendly and not so friendly but I had to give cakes and I guess that ice breaker was a lot of fun".

The 'Madras Cafe' star will be soon seen in his upcoming flicks 'Rocky Handsome' and 'Welcome Back' in 2015. (ANI)

John Abraham to shed 17 kgs for football biopic

John AbrahamNew Delhi: Actor-producer John Abraham is experimenting with his looks in `1911`, a sports biopic on footballer Sibdas Bhaduri, where he will be seen in a leaner avatar.

The 41-year-old soccer enthusiast, who is currently 92 kgs, will transform himself to play the former skipper of Mohun Bagan in the Shoojit Sircar-directed period drama.

'1911' is a very special film: John Abraham

John AbrahamNew Delhi, Jun 7: Bollywood actor-producer and soccer enthusiast John Abraham, who will play footballer Sibdas Bhaduri in `1911`, says the biopic is very close to his heart as it is based on his favourite game.

Bhaduri captained Mohun Bagan in the historic 1911 IFA Shield Final, where they defeated the East Yorkshire Regiment with a score of 2-1 to become the first Asian team to win the competition.

`1911` will be directed by John`s frequent collaborator, Shoojit Sircar.

John to juggle between 'Rocky Handsome' and World Cup

John-AbrahamDelhi: Bollywood actor-producer John Abraham is busy shooting his next `Rocky Handsome` but says he will make sure to squeeze time out of his schedule and catch all the action of the FIFA World Cup, which will kick off on June 12 in Brazil.

John, 41, a football enthusiast himself, will interact and analyse matches with some of the greatest legends of football on Sony Pix Primetime show- Cafe Rio.

John Abraham is in Shoojit's next film on footballer Sibdas Bhaduri

John AbrahamKolkata: After shelving his project on Rituparno Ghosh due to his demise, director Shoojit Sircar is now focusing on the life of Sibdas Bhaduri, who successfully led bare-footed Indians against British footballers in 1911.

The `Madras Cafe` maker has cast John Abraham in the lead role of the period piece `1911` that focuses on Bhaduri, the then captain of Mohun Bagan that won the IFA Shield as the first Indian team in that year.

A sports fanatic, John had earlier played a footballer in 2007 film `Dhan Dhana Dhan Goal`. The pre-production of `1911` has started, but Shoojit is sad that the Rituparno project will never happen.

Nargis, John encourage people to imbibe fitness

John-Abraham-Nargis-Fakhri-DhoniNew Delhi, April 23 : Actors John Abraham and Nargis Fakhri, along with Indian cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni, have come together in a new campaign - Live with Fire - to encourage people to stay fit.

Fitness brand Reebok India announced the launch of its new campaign titled 'Live with Fire' Wednesday. It features Dhoni, Nargis and John and the campaign encourages people to stay 'fit for life’ through a series of activities.

Is John Abraham married to girlfriend Priya Runchal?

John-Abraham-Priya-RunchalNew Delhi, Jan 3 : John Abraham has reportedly tied the knot with his girlfriend Priya Runchal at a private ceremony.

The 41-year-old actor took to Twitter wishing everyone a blessed 2014 and that this year brings them love, good fortune and joy, and signed off as "John and Priya Abraham."

According to reports, the 'Madras Cafe' star met Runchal, who is an investment banker, in 2010 at a common gym in Mumbai. (ANI)

John Abraham is co-owner of HIL's Delhi franchise

John-AbrahamNew Delhi, Dec 16 : Hockey India League (HIL) franchise Delhi Waveriders Monday announced that actor John Abraham is its co-owner and will support the team from the sidelines in the second edition of the tournament starting Jan 25.

It was also made public that former India coach Cedric D'Souza will coach the team replacing Ajay Kumar Bansal.

John Abraham to take TV viewers through 'A Simple Life'

John-AbrahamMumbai, Nov 13 : Bollywood star John Abraham is ready to let his fans enter his real world via "John Abraham: A Simple Life", a new four-part series which will bring viewers closer to the man he is off screen.

The show will go on air on NDTV Good Times Monday.

"'A Simple Life' will take my fans on a journey of what I am like on and off camera," John said in a statement.

"I'm really excited to be part of this initiative. I've personally always backed and encouraged shows with fresh and original content," he added.

Sportspersons are my fitness role models: John Abraham

John-AbrahamMumbai, Nov 11 : Actor-producer John Abraham says sportspersons across the world are his role models as far as fitness is concerned.

"Most sportspersons around the world are my fitness role models. If you are specifically asking about India, I think cricketers and football players... they are super fit people," John told reporters at a diabetes awareness program.

"I think they become biggest role models for all the people around," he added.

The supermodel-turned-actor charmed everyone with his chiselled frame in films like "Force" and "Madras Cafe".

John shoots Rs.3 crore song for 'Welcome Back'

John-AbrahamMumbai, Oct 4 : John Abraham's entry in Anees Bazmee's "Welcome Back" will not be an ordinary one. The director has spent Rs. 3 crore on a song that will introduce the actor in the comedy.

It has been shot in a popular suburban studio here.

"Anees bhai wanted to do something special with the song. He and Anu Malik have worked extremely hard on it and wanted it to be shot in an elaborate manner," producer Firoz A. Nadiadwala said in a statement.

John Abraham named face of National Geographic Channel

John-AbrahamMumbai, Sep 27 : Actor-producer John Abraham was Friday named the face of the National Geographic Channel. John said he is a fan of the channel's content.

"I am the biggest fan of National Geographic Channel, so it means a lot to be here," John told reporters during the unveiling of the channel's Unlock campaign.

As the face of the channel, John will be part of the campaign's film and related communications.

The essence of the campaign is that it is time to open the doors of the mind - it's time to 'Unlock'.

John says he is very adventurous.

John Abraham plans film on motor cycling

John-AbrahamMumbai, Sep 21 : Actor-producer John Abraham, a bike enthusiast, who is also buying a spot in the Moto 2 format of motorcycle road racing championship, says he is even planning a movie on "serious motor cycling".

"I would love to take my love forward by planning a film, I am scripting a film on serious motor cycling which is my next step," the 40-year-old said here Friday at an event to showcase the Aprilia RSV4 bike.

Commenting on the news surrounding his decision to buy a spot in Moto 2, he said: "The talks have reached a pretty advanced stage. I am interested in the Moto 2 format."

John launches campaign to eradicate clubfoot

John-AbrahamNew Delhi, Sep 16 : Bollywood actor John Abraham Monday launched a campaign to eradicate clubfoot, a health condition amongst children. He said he is more than willing to associate himself with such causes.

John, who unveiled the poster here, is the goodwill ambassador for clubfoot, an initiative of Cure India.

"I am fortunate that I have been able to lend face value and help propagate the campaign," John told reporters at the launch of the campaign.

John Abraham visits KBC set to meet fan

John-AbrahamMumbai, Sep 6 : John Abraham gave one of his fans a pleasant surprise when he arrived on the set of game show "Kaun Banega Crorepati".

Sushma Mishra, the second contestant of KBC 2013, which goes on air on Sony Entertainment Television Friday, expressed a desire to meet John. And much to her surprise, the show's host, megastar Amitabh Bachchan gave John a quick shout.

Dressed in a simple t-shirt, pyjamas and chappals, John made a surprise entry on the set.

Sushma couldn't believe her dream would come true so quickly, said a source from the set. John gifted her a miniature bike with his autograph on it.

'Madras Cafe' earns over Rs.20 crore; viewers call it intelligent

Madras-CafeNew Delhi, Aug 26 : Shoojit Sircar-directed "Madras Cafe", which courted controversy after Tamil activists alleged that the political thriller presents LTTE cadres as terrorists, has not only impressed audiences, who tag it as an "intelligent film", but also collected over Rs. 20 crore in three days.

Trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted that the movie, which released Aug 23 on 1,200 screens, collected over Rs. 20 crore within three days of its release.

Courage to be clutter-breaker comes from audience: John Abraham

John-AbrahamMumbai, Aug 24 : John Abraham, whose latest production "Madras Cafe" was under attack from Tamil activists for allegedly showcasing LTTE cadres as terrorists, says he always wanted to break clutter with his films. And the courage to do so comes from his audience.

His debut production "Vicky Donor" dealt with the sensitive subject of sperm donation in a lighter vein, and "Madras Cafe" is based on the Sri Lankan civil war. While one entertained, the latter is aimed at engaging.

Chennai, please support Madras Cafe: John

John-AbrahamMumbai, Aug 21 :  Bollywood actor-producer John Abraham Wednesday urged "all of Chennai" to support the release of his film "Madras Cafe", which Tamil activists have denounced as "anti-Tamil".

"I would like to urge all of Chennai to support 'Madras Cafe' as a film and release it as it is a credible film made with a lot of heart and it gives audiences something novel to be entertained about," John said in a statement.

The movie, directed by Shoojit Sircar and produced by John, is said to be on the Sri Lankan civil war that ended in 2009.

John's words of praise mean a lot to Nargis

Nargis-FakhriMumbai, Aug 19 : Nargis Fakhri, who will be seen playing a journalist in her second Bollywood movie "Madras Cafe", appreciates the way in which a 'senior and talented' actor like her co-star John Abraham used to encourage her on the set.

John is also the co-producer of the film, which is coming out Friday.

Nargis, who made her debut as Ranbir Kapoor's love interest in "Rockstar" in 2011, said working with John was really nice.

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