"I have always been an underdog. I like being that way. I like playing that role. I have always been influenced by films like that (of underdogs). We root for them. I know my audience will root for me," John told reporters here at the trailer launch of 'Rocky Handsome'.

"After my first film, I was told I need to go back but I have been here for 13 years or so, and it is because of audience. I will always struggle," he said.

John sees Sylvester Stallone as his idol and was disappointed when the Hollywood legend did not win awards at the Oscars this year for 'Creed'.

The film 'Rocky Handsome' has some hardcore action sequences and the "Welcome Back" actor has worked very hard on it.

The 43-year-old actor feels India doesn't have real good action heroes.

"I think our country is missing real action heroes. Internationally, we have Sylvester Stallone, The Rock...these are big action heroes," he said.

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