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John Abraham to play a cop in 'Kala Ghoda'

John Abraham to play a cop in 'Kala Ghoda'

'Kala Ghoda' will be shot on actual locations and promises some real action.

Mumbai: After 'Force', there's some more action up the sleeves of Bollywood heartthrob John Abraham. The actor has once again signed up to play a cop in director Aditya Bhattacharya's new film 'Kala Ghoda' which will also feature Kunaal Roy Kapoor of 'Delhi Belly' fame.

'Kala Ghoda', set in the Mumbai underbelly, will be shot in real time on actual locations and promises some real action. "It's the story of two cops, one hard-nosed no-nonsense and volatile played by John and the other a goofy ineffectual bumbling cop, played by Kunaal Roy Kapoor, who come together under trying circumstances for one night of relentless action in Mumbai," said Aditya, who is Bimal Roy's grandson and director Basu Bhattacharya's son.

The film goes on the floors at the end of the year and involves situations that come straight out of the record books of real-life police stations. The director admits he was initially reluctant to get into the project.

"'Kala Ghoda' is a authentic cops film. And my catchline for the film would be 'No Gun No Fun'. I was a bit hesitant. It was John's exuberance and energy level that convinced me," said Bhattacharya.

"His homework for the role is incredible. I come from a sensibility different from the archetypal 'Bollywood' cinema. I felt John and I coming together to do a film would be as odd as John and Kunaal Roy Kapoor's characters in 'Kala Ghoda' coming together.

"But John's dedication to the film has convinced me that 'Bollywood' no longer exists. It is a state of mind where the walls have dissolved and a misfit like me has a place here," he added. John, who will produce the film, conceives it as a low-budget gritty independent film, meant for a specific target audience.

first published:April 01, 2012, 12:37 IST