In an interview with Pinkvilla, John shared how SRK judged a modelling competition where he was a contestant and had honoured him. He also added that Shah Rukh is responsible for where he is today, because when he had started modelling he was the judge in the show. “So I owe a lot to Shah Rukh, probably for him it was just another competition that he judged.”
Further, heaping praises for Shah Rukh Khan, he said there’s a lot of deep-rooted respect that he has for him and that he can’t really talk about. He also added that he’s a wonderful, charming person – very lovely and supremely intelligent.