The ace actor, John Abraham, decodes his style, work, and fitness regime in our style special issue this month. The only second man to have been featured on Maxim cover, John takes men’s style to the next level. “It’s an honour and Maxim has a very high brand value and unique brand salience. Now that I understand that you have only women on the cover, it becomes all the more special. I love that Maxim is all about women and about boldness and sexiness, so being a part of that is amazing,” the actor says.
Talking about how he approaches his work, John said he was ready to fail. “I’ve done the commercial movies, but then I’ve done movies like Water. A famous producer said, “Your most important choices are the ones that failed.” This was pre-Madras Café. He said I’d made it a point to tell people that I’m not going down the easy route. I choose to do something different. The first thing I did when I became a producer was make a Vicky Donor. It wasn’t a conventional film, and it took a long time to get it out. But I believe you need to make choices you can stand by, choices you can live by. Yet, you need to have the guts to fail. And have the guts to say, “I’m ready to fail.”
Photographs by Jatin Kampani
Styled by Shaeela Nathani
John's Grooming by Sapna Bhavnani