June 10, 2013 14:19 IST
John Abraham received the ultimate compliment from Hollywood strongman Sylvester Stallone.
Guess which Hollywood star thinks John Abraham has one of the best bods in Bollywood. It's none other than Sylvester Stallone, who has apparently not only watched John in his films, but also feels he is one of the close contenders to play his character of Rambo, if the film were to be remade in Bollywood.
Some time ago, there was buzz about a Bollywood director wanting to base his next project on Sly's action film Rambo with John in the lead.
A source from John's camp says, "When media persons asked Sylvester for his comment in Beverly Hills recently, the star apparently said he was flattered that Bollywood was planning to get inspired from his yesteryear flick. Apparently while complimenting John on his work, Sly said he thought John had an even better built than the star himself. His exact words were, 'Actually, he's built better than I ever was'."
No surprises that John is thrilled at Sly's compliments. The actor says, "I'm overwhelmed and it's a privilege to be encouraged by none other than Stallone, who has always been my hero. His Rocky 4 is the reason why I got into films."