'Rocky Handsome' emotional tale between man, little girl: John

20 January 2016, 04:07 PM

John Abraham’s next project “Rocky Handsome” might be making news for its heavy-duty action and stunt scenes but the actor says the film is an emotional story about the bond between a man and a little girl.

“Rocky Handsome”, directed by Nishikant Kamath, is about a seven-year-old girl, who is kidnapped, and a man, (John) who embarks on a journey to get her back.

The 43-year-old “Force” star is happy that the action in the film is backed by an emotional story.

“Any amount of action is not enough if it is not backed by great emotion. The action is bound to work for the film as it is backed by the emotions. ‘Rocky Handsome’ is an emotional film between this man and this little girl,” John told PTI.

The “Madras Cafe” actor trained hard for the film as he learnt various forms of martial arts.

“I trained for about one month in a special art form on knifes. Working with knifes is dangerous, I trained in Thailand. I also trained in art forms like Aikido, Hapkido and others. When you have an athletic body and you couple it with great action the results can be astounding.”

Sharing the reason behind the title of the action thriller, John said, The story is about this man and this little girl who keeps calling him handsome. It is a very sweet relationship. So it was important for us to have ‘Handsome’ in the title and ‘Rocky’ because that is his code name. So ‘Rocky Handsome’ seemed like the best title. People have liked the title and found it cool.”

First Published: Wednesday, January 20, 2016 16:05 [IST]
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