Take one look at him and it might be natural to write him off as nothing more than a nice bit of eye candy, but former model and Bollywood sensation John Abraham – who has starred in such commercial successes as Dhoom, Zinda, Water and Baabul – is deeply invested in social causes such as Jimmy Carter’s Habitat For Humanity and PETA. His affinity for vegetarianism is strong enough that just a few years ago, he appeared in one of the animal rights group’s ads wearing nothing more than a modest skirt of scallions, which likely made the ladies drop their burgers stat.
Named as E! News’ 7th sexiest man in the world in 2008, the part time fashion designer has been particularly drawn to environmental campaigns and was even lauded during 2008’s World Environment Day in Delhi by the Earth Matters Foundation for his efforts to aid a struggling elephant population in the village of Maharashtra. Perhaps his portrayal of a tiger researcher in the 2005 film Kaal paved the way for his current role as eco-warrior, a title that he’s apparently taking quite seriously in light of his latest project.
Abraham now intends to co-produce, narrate and present a docudrama which captures the experiences of a tigress and her two cubs throughout a two year period in conjunction with veteran wildlife filmmaker and conservationalist Mike Pandy. The film, entitled Return of the Tiger will focus not only on its main subjects but also on the precarious balance of Mother Nature’s vast range of species and resources. Both gentlemen are very passionate about their project, and as Abraham explains, “It’s time we took a stand to protect our wildlife. If you view the glass as half-full rather than half-empty, we won’t be able to see a tiger in another five years.” Pandy concurs, stating, “It’s tragic that the number of tigers in the country is going down. If there was no wildlife, the whole eco-system would collapse. We must act before it’s too late.” Can’t wait to see their project come to fruition!
Via Hindustan Times