Actor John Abraham Gears Up For Promotion Of Wellness Supplement Brands
"I have been a loyal and long-time customer of GNC products. The brand believes in a holistic approach towards health and well-being. GNC's vision resonates with my own lifestyle and way of living," John said.
Actor-producer John Abraham has been roped in by health and wellness supplements retailer brand Guardian Healthcare in India to promote GNC, a nutrition and wellness supplements brand.
“I have been a loyal and long-time customer of GNC products. The brand believes in a holistic approach towards health and well-being. GNC’s vision resonates with my own lifestyle and way of living,” John said in a statement.
GNC India aims to expand its availability across all large supplement and pharmacy stores by 2020 in all metros and tier 1 towns.
“We are delighted to sign on John Abraham as our brand ambassador as he embodies the brand philosophy to ‘Live Well’. In John, we have found a partner who reflects the right commitment and attitude in order to advocate and promote good health.
Akshay Kumar has revealed the secret behind why he only works with new directors.
“I work with new directors because big directors don’t take me (in their films). That is the truth,a claimed the Bollywood superstar, while interacting with the media at the trailer launch of his upcoming film “Good Newwz”.
Akshay’s comment came in the wake of an observation by Karan Johar, one of the producers of the film, that he was a star who had worked with many debutant directors.
The actor further explained: “When big people don’t take you (in their films), you have to start your own journey. If you don’t get a job in a big publication, you will go through a smaller one. From there you jump. You cannot just sit at home and wonder why people don’t take me (in their films) despite me being so capable.”
Asked if there was a time when big directors were only interested in working with the Khans, Akshay replied: “They (big directors) went to the people who deserved. You see, it’s not that only the Khans were around. There were the Kapoors and the others. I presume I didn’t deserve it, so I earned it my way.”
The actor maintained that even though big filmmakers produce his films, they don’t direct him. “I still don’t have big directors (directing me). They are producing films with me, but they are not directing. Mr Karan Johar is there, you should ask him. You should ask Adi Chopra,” he said.
Sharing his experience of working with newcomer directors, the superstar further said: “Raj (Mehta, ‘Good Newwz’ director) is my 21st new director. I also feel their greed to do good work is far more than many old directors. For them, it is a do or die situation, because (they think) if the film doesn’t work, then they are finished.”
However, the actor mentioned, that although he works with new directors, he doesn’t try to guide them as he trusts their capability. “My input is nothing. I am not any kind of guiding force. I have not opened a school. They come, they do their own work. They do a good job, that’s why they are with me. Actually, more than anything else I trust the script and the screenplay. With that 60 per cent of your job is done. The rest is done by the director,” he said.
“Good Newwz” is slated to hit theatres on December 27. The comedy also stars Kareena Kapoor Khan, Diljit Dosanjh and Kiara Advani. (IANS)