The Rocky Handsome star says he is aware a film's success or failure depends on whether viewers are connected with it, but that is not in an actor's hands.

"I believe if a film doesn't do well, you have to understand it didn't connect and if it does well, it connected. But there's nothing you can do about it. I don't think after a point people are going to judge your stardom or popularity based on those numbers," John said.

"Trade will do that, they like doing that. Let them do that. As an audience, and the rest of us, we have to just enjoy the film," he said.

The actor, who made his debut in 2003 with Jism, went on to star in films like Saaya and Paap, before getting a big breakthrough with Dhoom. John has since then appeared in films like Dostana, Garam Masala, New York and Madras Cafe.

The actor says he never feels the box office pressure and wants to be moved by the script when he is signing a film.

"I don't get affected by numbers. I really don't get affected by the success or failure of a film. I only get affected when I sign the film, because that's the time you should really be affected," he said. The 43-year-old No Smoking actor will be next seen in Dishoom, which releases on July 29.

Directed by Rohit Dhawan, the thriller chronicles the story of two policemen, Kabir (John) and Junaid (Varun Dhawan), who go on a 36-hour manhunt to find India's top batsman who is missing in the Middle East.

John says it was the buddy-cop genre which excited him to come on board and feels there should be more films coming out in similar space.

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