After giving successful ventures like ‘Force’ and ‘Drishyam,’ director Nishikant Kamat is ready with his upcoming action thriller ‘Rocky Handsome.’ This John Abraham starrer is an action thriller which will have the hunk doing some high voltage action sequences that have been never attempted by him before. Recently, the teaser of the movie was released receiving a favourable response from all. But, one thing was not revealed in this, that who would be playing the main antagonist in the movie.
It’s none other than director Nishikant Kamat who would be essaying the role of Kevin Pereira, a Goan-based gang lord. He said, “A friend of mine was supposed to play the role but it’s a strong character and he developed cold feet, refusing to play it. We had already locked dates from other actors and couldn’t have wasted them.”
Nishikant’s Assistant on the movie gave him the idea to take up this role. To give this character, a more authentic look director decided to shave off his mane also. Nishikant had begun his journey in films as an actor by performing in movies like ‘Saatchya Aat Gharat’ a Marathi movie and ‘Hava Aney Dey’ in Hindi.
Apart from the look, the director also had to mouth certain Goan words but by spending three years in Goa, it wasn’t a difficult task for this talented filmmaker to pull off.
After filmmakers like Tigmanshu Dhulia, Anurag Kashyap and Karan Johar have been seen creating problems for the Hero on the big screen, it would be interesting to see the ‘Drishyam’ director creating some troubles for the character of Rocky Handsome played by Abraham.
The movie stars Shruti Haasan in the female lead and is slated to release on March 25, 2016.