Mumbai: He has been dating Bengali beauty Bipasha Basu for the past seven years and it looks like Bollywood heartthrob John Abraham is a `Bong` at heart as he will be celebrating Durga Puja with his lady love in her native Kolkata.
The `Dostana` star will be savouring `puchkas` and visiting the pandals with Bipasha at Ballygunge, where she grew up.
"Yes, I will be celebrating Durga Puja in Kolkata. I had also stayed in Ballygunge for 9 years and I am very attached to that place," said the actor who was in the capital to promote his upcoming flick `Jhootha Hi Sahin`.
While Durga Puja celebrations are high on his priority list, the actor said that his tight schedule meant that he gave the Commonwealth Games a miss.
The 37-year-old is a avid sports fan and had visited South Africa during the Football World Cup.
"I had a very tight schedule and not much time to spend in Delhi, so I was not able to attend any of the Commonwealth events," John told reporters.
While he is a dedicated boyfriend, John says that like his character Sid in `Jhootha Hi Sahin`, he sometimes lies to Bipasha.
"If I lie it shows on my face. But I think white-lies are ok as long it does not hurt or harm someone," said the actor.
He had left both men and women swooning with his dare-to-bare act in `Dostana`, but John has shed his famous chiseled physique to play a nerd in the romantic comedy, which releases on 22 October.
Though Abraham`s earlier attempts to escape from his brawny image in films like `Kabul Express`, `No Smoking` and `Aashayein` failed at the box office, John is quite confident that his latest flick would click with the audience.
"An actor should try to get out of his comfort zone. He should have the guts to experiment with different roles and provide something different to his fans. My earlier films may have failed but they received wide critical acclaim," said the actor.