Mumbai: He may be a Bollywood star with a huge fan following, but actor John Abraham says he is still rooted to his middle class values.
John has often been seen in high-octane action sequences in films.
When asked about children trying the stunts that actors perform in movies, John said here: “The characters we play on screen, they shouldn’t copy that.”
The “Dishoom” actor was present at the Sacred Heart School here as part of the Habitat for Humanity NGO, to appreciate the efforts of the institution for helping to build homes for victims of the Tamil Nadu flood.
He said meeting children face-to-face helps them understand that stars too are after all, just humans.
“Like how I have come to this school and sat with the kids, they feel that, ‘He is our guy, he talks like us and he is a normal man and we can relate to him… His values are quite middle class’, which are like their values.
“They like it as I belong to a middle class family, and I am still middle class. My values, my parents are very middle class. I would suggest the kids not to lose their value system.”
John also shared some words of wisdom for children.
“Three things are very important. First is that education is most important. Secondly, even if parents (or anyone) tells them to give bribes, they shouldn’t because there is a lot of corruption in this country and it is very important to eradicate this corruption.
“Thirdly, all are equal, no one is above or below, so treat everyone with respect.”
John says he enjoys visiting schools.
“People often ask me why I don’t go for awards shows but go to these schools. But I like this more. I really enjoy this space.”
His next film “Dishoom”, which also stars Varun Dhawan, will release on July 29.