John defends his ‘offensive’hand gesture


He recently hit the screens in all his brawny glory with ‘Force’. After the out-an-out action flick, actor John Abraham is ready to take his shirt off once again. But this time there are no goons to fight. With co-star Akshay Kumar for company, the actor is set to bring the house down in ‘Desi Boyz’. But despite calling his films clean, a song from his upcoming flick courted controversy recently when a section of the film industry raised an objection over John’s hand gesture in the number ‘Jhak Maar Ke’. Terming it ‘vulgar’ and ‘objectionable’, many questioned the Censor Board’s decision to pass it without any cuts. “I don’t understand what the hue and cry is all about,” quips John. “When the song was being choreographed on Deepika and me, we had a blast. It’s a cute song and it was never meant to be offensive or vulgar. When we make films we have to be careful about not hurting the sentiments of the people. And if anyone is indeed offended by my hand gesture, then I’m sorry,” says John. So didn’t he know what it meant while doing those moves? “To be honest, I have no clue what the hand gesture means in the first place. Maybe, I’m not keeping myself up-to-date with all this,” he says tonguefirmly in cheek.


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