Ever since John Abraham signed up for the remake of the Tamil hit film, Khaka Khaka, the actor and the movie have constantly been in the news. The Hindi version, which was scheduled to start this month, and was to be helmed by Nishikant Kamat for producer Vipul Shah, has been put on the backburner for now. Until then, Abraham will finish Tarun Mansukhani’s Dostana 2 and Rohit Dhawan’s (David Dhawan’s son) Desi Boyz.
Reportedly, the actor was supposed to complete a schedule of Kamat’s film before flying to London for Mansukhani’s sequel. And that would have required him to tone down his physique for Dostana 2 in a matter of 10 days, since the Khaka Khaka remake needs him to be bulky. “At this point in time, Dostana is too close. This deliberate attempt of bulking up and reducing muscle can be detrimental to my body. I’ve been advised to avoid that. Since Dostana is a prior commitment, it remains a priority,” he says, adding:
“It’s important for me to understand what the body requires, so we’ll have to space out the shoot for the Khaka Khaka remake.”
Shah and Kamat agree with Abraham. Besides, the director is, reportedly, still working on the final draft of the Hindi remake. “Nishikant is very particular about scripts, before we start scheduling. It’ll take time, but it’s important for me to do it at the right time and in the right manner,” he reasons.
Considering that Dostana was well received, what is John looking forward to in the sequel, that also features Katrina Kaif, and Abhishek Bachchan? “I’m looking forward to Abhishek. He’s my partner in the film,” he grins.