Readers may recall that Bollywood Hungama had reported about the ace director Nishikant Kamat teaming up with the hunky John Abraham for Rocky Handsome. Besides John Abraham, the film also stars Shruti Haasan, Nathalia Kaur amongst others. Besides the aforementioned starcast, there is a surprise element about the film that had been kept under the wraps for so long. And Bollywood Hungama just did the needful by spilling the beans. News is that, besides directing the film, Nishikant Kamath will also be seen playing the role of the villain in the film.
Speaking exclusively to Bollywood Hungama, Nishkant Kamat told about how he ‘bagged’ the role. He said, “I have this habit of tonsuring my head after every film of mine. And when Rocky Handsome was being made Lai Bhaari had just released. It so happened that the person who was supposed to play the villain in Rocky Handsome developed cold feet at the eleventh hour and he backed out of the film. One of my assistants saw me and told “Sir, aapka look perfect hai“. (Sir, your look is perfect for the role). After a lot of thought process, I agreed to do the villain’s role. My character’s name is Kevin Pereira and given the fact that I look like a Goan in real life, I got away with the role.”
When asked to describe his look in the film, Nishikant Kamat summed it up stating “menacing” and also that John was initially shocked when he found out that his director was playing the villain.
Rocky Handsome, played by John Abraham is the journey of an unforgiving man who embarks on a lethal rampage when the only person he cares about is kidnapped and taken away from him. The film has been set in Goa, Mumbai, Pune & Seychelles. The film portrays a strong emotional story of the relationship between a father who never had a daughter and a seven year old daughter who never had a father.
Directed by Nishikant Kamat and presented by JA Entertainment and Azure Entertainment, Rocky Handsome is being produced by John Abraham & Sunir Kheterpal. The film is being readied to release on 25th March, 2016
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