Bollywood should look for stories in books: John Abraham

Last Updated: Feb 18, 2012, 13:35 PM IST

Mumbai: Actor John Abraham feels that instead of getting inspired by Hollywood films, Bollywood filmmakers should start adapting stories from books.

"Most of the time, in our industry we get a lot of inspiration from other films, especially English films. But I think the best inspiration you can get is out of books," the 39-year-old said here at the launch of the book ‘In A Bubble of Time’.

"Even English films that have done well, got their inspiration out of books. So I think it`s important to read and get new ideas and I think that is where we are limiting ourselves," he added.

If John was to make a film based on a book, which one would that be?

"I have been a great fan of 20th century fiction and I love Jeffry Archer. So, I have read all his books and if I have to make a Hindi picture I would definitely make it on a Jeffrey Archer book," he said.

The actor had featured in the film ‘7 Khoon Maaf’ which was based on Ruskin Bond`s short story ‘Susanna`s Seven Husbands’.

John is currently gearing up for his next release ‘Housefull 2’, scheduled to hit theatres April 5.