John debuted in 2003 with 'Jism', which was a moderate success at the Box Office. He then starred in flops such as 'Paap', 'Lakeer', and 'Saaya'. Then came 'Dhoom', which became the biggest hit of 2004. In 2005, he did 'Kaal', 'Viruddh' and 'Garam Masala', which did good business.