Actor John Abraham has refuted reports that he slapped a fan during a film promotion event here.

There were reports that on Thursday John allegedly slapped a fan after the latter tried to grab his arm and pulled him for a selfie.

Also apparently a photographer from the media had set his camera up for a picture but before he could click John allegedly began threatening him.

According to sources close to the Madras Cafenbsp;actor in an attempt to grab John’s attention a fan scratched him and grabbed his T-shirt.

John turned around to grab hold of the fan and pulled him up for his irresponsible behaviour following which he proceeded to his car.

However in a statement issued today on behalf of the actor his spokesperson said quot;The episode has been blown out of proportion. John would never hurt a fan intentionally. The fan even met John at his residence to apologise to him for his irresponsible behaviour.quot;nbsp;

The alleged incident happened yesterday after the trailer launch of John’s upcoming film Force 2.