Mumbai: Director Nishikant Kamat says his upcoming John Abraham-starrer "Rocky Handsome", an adaptation of the 2010 Korean film "The Man from Nowhere", will take action in Bollywood to a new level.
The "Drishyam" helmer, who earlier directed "Force" with Abraham, said the actor went through a month-long training in martial arts to master the form.
"I have styled 'Rocky Handsome' as a classic oriental action film. You will not see such Kung fu in India. John trained for a month in Hong Kong before starting the film. I have made an out-and-out sleek action film, which is very high octane," Nishikant told PTI. The National award winning filmmaker said he zeroed in on John as the lead because the actor-director duo shares a close bond.
"I have worked with John before in 'Force'. And we have a great equation. He is a friend. I share a comfort zone with him. I have not worked with many of the action stars in Bollywood and I don't know them. So, John was the obvious choice," he said.
The film will once again see the on-screen pairing of Shruti Haasan opposite Abraham, who are coming together in Anees Bazmee's "Welcome Back".
"Rocky Handsome" is expected to hit theatres in October this year.