My break-up made me mature in life

New Delhi: He never discussed about the ups and downs in his relationship in public but Bollywood actor John Abraham says his break-up with Bipasha Basu has made him mature enough to deal with life.

John, 38, dated Basu for ten years and the couple split rencently.

"I have become mature in life. I must say that every relationship helps you to grow in life and makes you mature.

If today I am sitting here and discussing about my personal life which I had never done before, you can easily gauge that how much I am enjoying my space and time now," John said.

"I am happy that now I have time for myself and my ailing parents. They are not keeping well and I am devoting all my time to them," he added.

Professionally also John is enjoying the current phase of his career. He believes his forthcoming release `Force`, Tamil remake of `KaakhaKaakha`, will enable himself to make a mark in the genre of hardcore action.

"After `Dhoom`, I`ve not attempted any action film. So, my fans were a little disappointed with me. Many pointed out that I have the physique and strength, therefore I should attempt a hard core action film. And post this film I think people will find me in the action hero slot," John said during a Van Heusen store launch in the Capital.

But he says, it was not intentional to join the league of action heroes of Bollywood.

"I think it`s all a sheer coincidence that I am playing the character of a cop. We had never planned that all of us will play the character of an outrageous cop. But I feel Salman bhai and Ajay Devgn have brilliantly don the character," he added. .

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