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Politically correct John calls on youth to vote

Feb 26, 2009 12:53 AM IST India India

Mumbai: With elections round the corner CNN-IBN caught up with actor John Abraham appealing to the youth in a special way on Tuesday evening. Through the Ungli Uthao Bindas Campaign John urged the Indian youth to vote and participate in nation-building process.

"The youth have shown their confidence and their faith in me, that I can reach out to the youth. So then it becomes my responsibility to continue from there on and make sure that I connect with the youth and go out there and vote," he says.

With actors like Sanjay Dutt and Govinda having gone the political way, CNN-IBN asked John whether he would like to be a politician.

"I am very scared of politicians generally because we have grown up being scared of them. It's like Sholay's Gabbar Singh will come and take you away. So it's like this with politicians," says John.

With the Real world's recession affecting the reel world, John too hasn't been spared. The actor was reportedly asked to reduce his price for the forthcoming David Dhawan film, Hook Ya Crook.

"I'd say it's worth doing Hook Ya Crook at any price. I think it's a beautiful film and it's one of those scripts that I think hopefully would go on the shelves one day, where every kid would watch it like a Dhoom. So we're just hoping it has that effect on kids and adults alike," he says.

That's politically correct John Abraham for you.