John Abraham,Bollywood's posterboy for health and fitness, has never made qualms in admitting that he has painstakingly worked on his physique, which today is considered his biggest USP and probably the best the industry has seen this far.
Hence it comes as no surprise that the actor's idol is none other than Sylvester Stallone. In fact, John has watched the entire Rocky 1V over 100 times and film was truly a catalyst in getting him to be an actor.
Says John, "Sylvester Stallone is the reason I got into films. I still remember being awestruck when I watched Rocky IV on the big screen for the first time. I wanted to be like him, the underdog with a tough exterior and a soft heart".
John Abraham now pays tribute to his idol with his upcoming film 'Rocky Handsome', which will have loads of action like never seen before and for which he built a body that would do justice to his role in the film.
Adds John, "For me, just him watching Rocky Handsome would be validation enough that I exist in this industry because of him".
Not too long ago Sylvester Stallone stated that John was more jacked (in better) shape than Stallone ever was.