Heartthrob John Abraham is the latest to sport the bespectacled look for his new film and his fans are loving it. He goes geeky with black broad-rimmed, circular glasses in Abbas Tyrewala's Jhootha Hi Sahi.
"This is a side to John that no one has seen. He's painfully ordinary in speech, body language and clothes. He wears thick glasses and can't look straight into anyone's eyes," said Tyrewala.
Pakhi, John's co-star in the film said, "It was quite interesting to think how John, who is among the best looking men in Asia, would play a guy who has the most average looks. But he did it. Believe it or not, within five minutes of the film, you will forget you are watching John Abraham."
Generally admired for his hunky appearance, audiences are warming up to his new avatar. "I simply love John in specs. He is looking so sweet and innocent, it suiting him completely," said Vrinda Shah, a college student and a self-proclaimed John fan.
Leena Hiranandani, a 23-year-old advertising professional, said: "The specs are giving some substance to John's character. It's different from what we have usually seen him in, so it is nice to see him do something different."