Bollywood actor John Abraham & his love for football: While acting will always be his first love, football comes a close second in Bollywood actor John Abraham’s life. The 49-year-old actor spoke exclusively with india.com on the sidelines of a promotional event and conceded the fact that he isn’t a big fan of cricket and doesn’t follow the game.Also Read – Diego Maradona: Sports Fans Can Now Own The Iconic ‘Hand of God’ Shirt | See When & How To Bid For It
“I don’t watch cricket. I don’t follow cricket at all. I watch football and follow football. North East United FC is my favourite football team playing in ISL League,” John told india.com. Also Read – Champions League: Arnaut Danjuma Helps Villarreal Win First-Leg Quarter-Final Thriller 1-0 vs Bayern Munich
The Bollywood actor also owns and operates the NorthEast United FC – an Indian professional football club based in Guwahati, Assam. The team competes in the Indian super Leagues considered the top tier of Indian football. Also Read – Champions League: Karim Benzema Hattrick Helps Real Madrid Stun Chelsea With 3-1 Win
When asked about his favourite footballer, John was quick to respond and said Lionel Messi without batting an eyelid.
“Messi remains my all-time favourite footballer. He is a shining star and he will always be my favourite footballer,” added the Bollywood actor.
On being probed about his upcoming projects, the 49-year-old actor spoke about Pathaan and clarified a rumour about him doing a Telugu film. When asked if he’s doing any Telugu film or if he has a role in Prabhas starrer Salaar as reported in the media, John said he will never do a regional film.
“I will never do a regional film. I am a Hindi film hero. I will never do a film as a second lead just to be there. I am not going to do a Telugu or any regional film like other actors just to be in that business,” John further added.