Actor John Abraham and director Nishikant Kamat have been friends for years, but the two will go head to head onscreen in the upcoming action flick Rocky Handsome. The film, set in Goa, Mumbai, Pune, and Seychelles, traces the journey of a man who goes on a rampage when a little girl, the only person he cares about is kidnapped. Nishikant, who has directed the action thriller, also plays the antagonist — a Goan ganglord named Kevin Pereira.
His assistant directors believed that, since he knew the script inside out, he was the right choice for the role. When asked about it, Nishikant said,
“I’m confident in front of the camera, but acting and directing simultaneously can be scary.”
Talking about his friend, director and now co-actor’s look and performance, John Abraham commented,
“When I learnt that Nishi would play the villain, I was quite excited. When I saw him getting out of his vanity van on the day of the shoot, sporting a baldpate and suit, I thought he looked mean. You need a strong bad guy to stand up against Rocky Handsome and he is the man to watch out for.”
Check out Nishikant Kamat and John Abraham in Rocky Handsome, which releases in theaters on March 25, 2016!