Actor John Abraham, who starred with Akshay Kumar in films like Garam Masala, Housefull 2 and Desi Boyz, says the actor is a self-made man in Bollywood and is a much more successful actor than him.
"Akshay's journey in the film industry has been very inspirational. He is a self-made man. He got into the industry in around 1985 and I got in around 2003, but our journey has been similar. Though he is a much more successful actor than I am and I respect him a lot," John said on the TV show Yaar Mera Superstar.
He added that he learned about comedy from Akshay.
"We have done three movies together - Garam Masala, Housefull 2 and Desi Boyz. I love comedy as a genre and whatever I have learned in comedy, it's from him. That is the reason I call him 'guruji' and he calls me 'sundi'," he said.
John is currently gearing up for his forthcoming film Rocky Handsome, which will release on Friday.