John Abraham: Akshay Kumar is like an agony aunt to me at times

John Abraham, who is currently on the promotional spree for Parmanu, revealed about his off screen chemistry with Akshay Kumar. The handsome hunk has worked with Akshay Kumar in films like Garam Masala, Desi Boyz and Housefull 2. Talking about his equation with Akshay, he said to a leading Indian daily, “Yes, Akshay and I chat a lot. In fact, he is like an agony aunt to me at times. So I call him quite often (laughs). He is a very thoughtful person and the best thing is that regardless of us working together, we genuinely get along. He doesn’t just talk to me but also advises me.”

John said that his relationship with Akshay is not only limited to professional, “Sometimes I call him up to just have a laugh, and he does say something very funny when I call him. And then we just say ‘love you’ and hang up. We have that kind of an equation and both of us really care for each other. Those kinds of relationships are very rare in this industry,” said the actor.

He added, “Yes, there are a lot of things that I don’t do in terms of marketing on Instagram and other social media platforms. However, I don’t think during any of his releases I have not picked up the phone and told him, ‘Is there anything you want me to do?’ Or ‘I am always there for you.’ That’s what matters and he can see that. So we share a special bond and that’s great.”

John further mentions that he and Akshay can arrive for shoots at a 7 am shift at ease. “I think I pick up one film in one-and-a-half years but he can deliver eight during the same period (laughs). But on any day, our working pattern is the same. We are probably the only two actors who can come for a 7 am shift without complaining much.”

“I think both Akshay and I wake up anywhere between 4.30 and 5.30 in the morning, have very healthy lifestyles and we also sleep early. Plus, we are very ‘physical’ human beings. It’s great to relate to someone like that,” added John.