Injuries keep John going
It’s common for actors to get hurt on the sets and in most cases, such incidents end up delaying shooting schedules, as the actor needs time to recuperate. But John Abraham’s different.
The 43-year-old suffered a knee injury in October last year (while shooting for director Abhinay Deo’s film), for which he had to undergo surgery. But that didn’t stop him from performing a stunt for another film within 15 days of the procedure.
“When you sign an action film, you have to pay the price for it. I love getting hurt; I don’t have a problem with that. That is why after my surgery, even though I came back home on crutches, within 15 days, I did an action sequence for Rohit’s (Dhawan; director) film,” says John. He adds that for his upcoming film (directed by Nishikant Kamat), he “suffered two hairline cracks” in both his hands, and cracked his skull “a bit”.
For his next, the actor spent an entire month in Thailand, learning different martial arts. Apparently, he trained for 16 hours a day, sometimes even practising different forms with knives. “You can ensure that the knives are blunt, but it’s still dangerous. So, when I came back from Thailand my body was full of black and blue marks. Some cuts would open up every time I had a bath. I didn’t know which side to sleep on. But the pain was worth it, the action sequences in the film look amazing,” says John.