If director Nishikant Kamat and John Abraham had their way they’d have named their next film after the film’s hero Johnny Handsome.
But the title was not available to them. Laughs John, “Yes, we did want to call the film Johnny Handsome. But that is the name of such a well-known Hollywood film. So we settled for Rocky Handsome.”
Johnny Handsome was a 1989 gangster film starring Mickey Rourke in the title role.
Rocky Handsome is a remake of a 2010 Korean film The Man From Nowhere. And John says the USP is his bonding with a 8-year old girl. “She is Diya Chalwad and she’s a heart-breaker and a scene-stealer. People liked Salman Khan’s bonding with the little girl in Bajrangi Bhaijaan. They’ll like my bonding with Diya in Rocky Handsome.”
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