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Posted by padmapreetham on August 20, 2010

Buzz has it that the actor is sporting a paunchy look for Abbas Tyrewala’s forthcoming film ‘Jhootha Hi Sahi’.

Speaking about his new look and character, John stated that ‘Jhootha Hi Sahi’ is a different film and the character he plays is something that people wouldn’t have expected to see him play.

“From a Greek to a geek, long journey I think," added the 38-year-old actor.

John will sport a bespectacled look
Abbas Tyrewala, the director of this film, is on high these days about his new project with John. After, giving a blockbuster film ‘Jaane Tu’, the director is already hoping that this film will also turn to be a stupendous success like his earlier film.

The surprising thing about this fresh and youngish film is that it has great soulful music by music legend A.R.Rahman.

Apart from the music, the other surprising element in the film is that John will not be seen wearing any of the high branded fashionable clothes.

In this film, the ‘Dostana’ actor will be seen looking inelegant in ordinary clothes. Besides, his speech and his body language will also be painfully quite run of the mill.

Talking about his nerdy character in ‘Jhootha Hi Sahi’, Abbas revealed that John would be wearing thick glasses and he can’t look straight into anybody’s eyes.

Abbas bought clothes for John from retail outlets
Apparently to get John into the skin of his film’s character, Abbas has bought few unfashionable clothes from departmental stores. He shopped in retail outlets to purchase for a working class look, which included labels like Arrow and Raymonds.

Initially John, who was quite amused with his character in the film, had insisted that the director let him put on some more weight for ‘Jhootha Hi Sahi’.

However, Abbas didn’t want him to overdo things, since he felt John’s fans would be shocked to see the absence of the contours in his well chiseled body, when he strips down in the movie.

John plays a liar in 'Jhootha Hi Sahi'
The film which was earlier titled '1-800-Love' and later changed to ‘Jhootha Hi Sahi’, will see John playing a character called Sid, who’s a complete liar.

In ‘Jhootha Hi Sahi’, John will be seen with another star Pankhi, who incidentally is Abbas’ wife. She will make her debut with this film.

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