After making the audience laugh with Welcome Back, actor John Abraham says his next film Rocky Handsome will 'raise the bar of action' in India. The actor says his action sequences in the Nishikant Kamat-directed film are like his 'item numbers.'(Also Read: (Also Read: John Abraham's Rocky Handsome Gets a Release Date)
John, 42, who promises some 'never-seen-before action' with the movie, has trained hard for the various forms of martial arts - Aikido, Hapkido and Krav Maga - which he will showcase in the film.
Rocky Handsome has a lot of hand-to-hand combat. It's completely different. No one has ever seen action designed like this before in Hindi cinema," the actor told IANS.
He had to train for a month to perfect the action scenes.
"Just like how actors train for songs and dance sequences, I trained myself for action. There are eight or nine action sequences in the film that are my item numbers. Nishikant and I actually joked that we have got our item numbers in the form of action," he quipped.
"I have trained so intently for it. I trained myself for like 12 hours every day. It's actually tough and takes a toll on you. But what has come out finally, is amazing. The audience will love watching a different type of film" John added.
John also clarified that though that Rocky Handsome would be high on action, it wouldn't be devoid of emotion either. The actor said, "I must draw a parallel here. Just like Bajrangi Bhaijaan had a child, even Rocky Handsome has a beautiful kid and more than the action, it's the emotion that people will walk away after watching that film."
He also guaranteed that, with Rocky Handsome, 'we will raise the bar of action in this country'.
"Now I've just started Force 2, I'm nervous because we have to go beyond that (Rocky Handsome), and that's exactly what we are trying," he said.
Rocky Handsome reunites John and Nishikant Kamat after 2011's Force. The film, which also co-stars Shruti Haasan and Nathalia Kaur, will release on February 5, 2016.
Meanwhile, John is currently busy shooting for Force 2 in Budapest along with his co-star Sonakshi Sinha.
The actor revealed, "Force 2 is an emotional film. We have got strong emotions in it. The script looks strong and it has great director like Abhinay Deo."