Varun Dhawan, Jacqueline Fernandez and John Abraham (r) during the trailer launch of “Dishoom” in Mumbai, Jun. 1. (Press Trust of India)


Amid controversy around the video spoof of melody queen Lata Mangeshkar and cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar by comedian Tanmay Bhat, Bollywood actor John Abraham said, Jun. 1, everybody on social media has become “brave” because of faceless identity. – #Bollywood @Siliconeer #siliconeer #JohnAbraham #VarunDhawan #JacquelineFernandez #AkshayeKhanna #Dishoom #TanmayBhat


“I don’t think anybody has any boundaries today on social media. Very honestly, I think there is nothing like honesty on the net in any case. All you guys have become so brave on the net because no one has a face today,” John told reporters in Mumbai, Jun. 1.

When asked what he thought of the video, which has been slammed by certain sections, the “Dhoom” star evaded a direct reply but spoke about the situation on social media in general.

“It’s fantastic to combat faceless people on the net. Congratulations to all those on the social media,” he said.

“I think just all of us coming together is fantastic… Rohit is like my little brother. After ‘Desi Boyz’ I am coming back with him… Varun and I, what you see on screen, our chemistry is absolutely fantastic,” John told reporters.

Varun Dhawan, Jacqueline Fernandez, John Abraham and Akshaye Khanna (r) during the trailer launch of “Dishoom” in Mumbai, Jun. 1. (Press Trust of India)

Varun Dhawan, Jacqueline Fernandez, John Abraham and Akshaye Khanna (r) during the trailer launch of “Dishoom” in Mumbai, Jun. 1. (Press Trust of India)

John was speaking at the trailer launch of his upcoming film “Dishoom.” The film, directed by Rohit Dhawan, also stars Varun Dhawan, Jacqueline Fernandez and Akshaye Khanna, who makes a comeback after a gap of four years, in the lead roles.

“I’ve worked with Jacquline before and I’ve teamed up with her again, she is a sweetheart. I am a huge fan of Akshaye. The fact that he is in the film means so much to me personally. He is a fantastic actor,” John said.

“Dishoom” tells the story of kidnapping of an Indian cricketer 36 hours before an India-Pakistan final match. John and Varun play two cops whose mission is to find him.

The 43-year-old actor feels the film has the potential to turn into a franchise.

“When I heard the script of ‘Dishoom,’ the first thing I told Sajid (Nadiadwala) and Rohit was that ‘Dishoom’ will go till ‘Dishoom 8’… This is a very young action adventure franchise,” he said.

“Dishoom” is scheduled to release in late July.