When John Abraham was asked to become Farhan Khan

John Abraham, just the name is enough to make girls and even boys sweat, though for separate reasons. There’s no doubt that the actor today is the hottest man in the film industry and a youth icon in his own right. Apart from that, lately the actor is been redefining the action genre in Bollywood with his films like ‘Rocky Handsome’, ‘Dishoom’ and ‘Force 2’. Many would be aware of this fact that the actor had started his career in modelling and eventually had made his debut in films with ‘Jism’ (2003).

But, recently we stumbled upon an old interview of the star where he had revealed that before ‘Jism’, he had signed a film ‘Aetbaar’ (2004). The film starred him along with megastar Amitabh Bachchan and Bipasha Basu and was directed by Vikram Bhatt. While talking about the same, John went on to reveal something really surprising. The actor was asked to change his name in Bollywood, when he signed the movie. (Also Read:John Abraham set to score a goal with his next project based on football)


It was in the year 2005 when John appeared as the celebrity guest on talk show ‘Rendezvous with Simi Garewal’. During his conversation with host Simi Garewal, he was asked if he was asked to change his name, when he was entering Bollywood. The actor replied by saying, “There was a movie called ‘Aetbaar’ that I’d sign before ‘Jism’, the producer of that movie at that time told me John you don’t have another name besides John Abraham and I said I know John Abraham sounds like someone who has pizzas and burgers in his house and someone who cannot really fit in. I do have an Irani (Iranian) name which is Farhan. But, a lot of people said why don’t you use Farhan in movies since all the Khans are doing well, you know there’s Salman, there’s Aamir, there’s Shah Rukh, so maybe there’ll be a Farhan Khan you know.”

Simi even went on to ask if he would have considered changing his name to Farhan Khan. John replied, “I would have been a Farhan Irani if I had to be because my mom’s maiden surname was Irani. But, no I have been baptised and my name is John and I am proud of my name and why should I change my name for anybody in this world you know.”

Well, that’s quite a story. We are glad he did not change his name, for now this is the name which is synonymous with fitness and his image.

Check out the full interview of John Abraham below:

Viral Video: Young Shah Rukh Khan receives best actor award from Janhvi Kapoor

Viral Video: Young Shah Rukh Khan receives best actor award from Janhvi Kapoor

Late actress Sridevi‘s daughter Janhvi Kapoor is all set to mark her Bollywood debut in Karan Johar‘s ‘Dhadak’. The film also stars Ishaan Khattar in a lead role. Recently, the makers had unveiled the trailer of the film and it was well appreciated by many fans and critics.


But much before Janhvi’s debut film hits the screens, a video featuring young Janhvi is going viral on the social network. In the video, we can see Janhvi Kapoor handing over the Best Actor Award to none other than Shah Rukh Khan the Badshah of Bollywood. (Also Read: Watch: Janhvi Kapoor grooves to Arjun-Parineeti’s hit number)

Check out the video here:

A cute young Janhvi is seen standing on the stage with her father Boney Kapoor and actress Preity Zinta. Her father picks her up to announce the award and as soon as SRK reaches the stage Janhvi hands over the award to him. The Khan is seen planting a kiss on her cheek.

‘Dhadak’ is directed by Shashank Khaitan and will hit the screens on July 20, 2018. It is a Hindi adaption of Marathi superhit film ‘Sairat’.

Watch: Janhvi Kapoor grooves to Arjun-Parineeti's hit number

Watch: Janhvi Kapoor grooves to Arjun-Parineeti's hit number

Janhvi Kapoor is currently gearing up for her big Bollywood debut with ‘Dhadak’opposite Ishaan Khatter. Produced by Karan Johar under his production house Dharma, the movie is an adaption of the hit Marathi film ‘Sairat’. With the movie nearing its releasing date, we are more than excited to watch Janhvi’s performance on-screen.


The trailer, which was launched a few days back, did give us a glimpse of her acting skills. But a recent video, which has gone viral over the web has given us enough proof that the actress is surely going to shine brightly in the future.

Well, the video in question is an old clip, wherein Janhvi along with her sister Khushi Kapoor is grooving to the tunes of ‘Jhallah-Wallah’ from ‘Ishaqzaade’. To those who do not know, ‘Ishaqzaade’ is their big bro Arjun Kapoor‘s debut movie. Shifting back to their clip, Janhvi has left us impressed with her dance moves. (Also Read:Arjun and Anshula Kapoor shower praises on Janhvi Kapoor’s ‘Dhadak’ trailer)

Check out the video here:

Impressive enough, right? Meanwhile, talking about her debut movie ‘Dhadak’, it will be releasing on July 20. The actress is currently holidaying in London with her family.