OH BLOODY HELL!!! ‘NEW POSTER JOY’ or WHAT?? :-D
Yes, ravishing rafties – I’m sure most of you have already seen this STONKINGLY FABULOUS Rocky Handsome poster that was released earlier today. VERY INTENSE!
Haha – bless him. However, I have to say that, while Varun’s tweet WAS good in that it spread the word about RH to his MASSIVE twitter following, it ALSO caused confusion with some people who seem to now think that Varun is IN it. Oops!! Oh well, never mind. If they end up paying to see the film because of that, all well and GOOD! ;-)
Super DOOPER!!! Why use one gun if you have TWO, am I right? Hee hee :-)
OK – let’s get some poster reactions!! There are links to sundry snippets in the comment below this post but let’s start with some pertinent Instagram and tweets:
instabollywood: “And yet another poster of the dashing John Abraham in Rocky Handsome. Wohooooo!”
Raftie WitchOfWest: “Intense, aggressive yet so handsome.”
.Sudatta Bhattacharji: ‘Oh so Handsome, that’s Rocky for you all ;) “
Many sites featured the poster but not all chose to give opinions on it. Here’s some extracts from the more prominent sites (full links to all in the comment below).
’Rocky Handsome is back with a new poster, and it’s kickass, lethal and above all, intriguing – courtesy that smiley on the ring finger! This action-thriller has generated a lot of curiosity since its trailer has been out. Director Nishikant Kamat has the knack to build up the suspense and till now, the film’s trailer and poster give out nothing!…’
Hmmm… I’m assuming they mean it gives nothing away (about the plot, characters etc) rather than giving no suspense because it bloody DOES – haha! ;-)
’John Abraham’s lethal look will blow your mind in Rocky Handsome’s new poster…’
’….I think it’s time we officiate John as the King Of Action films in Bollywood! Somehow even with his chocolate boy looks and that to-die-for smile, John manages to pull off the action-hero films. And mark my words, this year is gonna see a lot of action from this hero! In fact, the year for John started with Wazir where even though he came as a cameo, it was to give some thrills.
…Rocky Handsome…is ready with all the good recipes of a thriller film. The trailer and even the posters are giving us some conflict feels and we’re totally lovin’ it!
…I’ve gotta say that this poster has just raised my expectations of the film to twice anticipation I had earlier!
….clearly this poster will definitely get your hearts racing ’cause it is EPIC!’
WOW!! OK then!! All I can say about THAT is that BL have definitely got a new writer on their staff who is a John fan!! HOORAH!! (And it’s about bloody TIME!! Just saying….)
HOWEVER, to dampen our poster fever with a little disappointment it appears (despite much anticipation and a mention from John himself a few weeks ago that the trailer would release 11th or 12th Feb) that there will be NO trailer release tomorrow. Damn :-(
Meanwhile, the main John news yesterday continued to be about the date clash of RH with Hollywood juggernaut Dawn of Justice. There are several snippets in the comment below this post.
Hats off to John for holding his nerve and sticking to that release date – although, judging from many tweets I read, quite a few people think he’s insane to do so!
Only time will tell. The box office is an often unpredictable animal but John has taken brave risks his entire career, so he should know what he’s doing.
‘Friend of The Raft’, AD-based journo Jessica Hill has written another round up of what’s been happening. The full link to her piece is in the comment below but here’s the gist:
‘….Dishoom is a word that describes the noise of someone landing a punch in an old Bollywood movie.
In that spirit, the latest video which has surfaced….is of stars John and Varun landing some swift blows to the face of co-star Saqib Saleem.
The fight sequence was filmed on Tuesday afternoon, on a small speedboat, with the Abu Dhabi Corniche skyline in the background.
The video was filmed by boat-tour operators Xventures, who have accompanied the Dishoom crew for the past two weeks of their seafaring schedule. The company’s managing director, Tony Hajj, taught Dhawan how to steer a speedboat, and last week, the Xventure staff were up at the crack of dawn to ferry the cast and crew on and off Abu Dhabi’s luxurious Nurai Island, for scenes that were shot there.
Hajj posted on Instagram to share his excitement at being involved with the big-name Bollywood production…
Dhawan and Abraham were also joined behind the scenes by Afghani singer Ghazal Sadat, who is based in Dubai. She posted a Facebook video of Abraham praising her singing and saying that he would love to work with her.
She wrote: “Extremely humbled & thankful that Bollywood Hearthrob #JohnAbraham enjoyed my last single #Janeman. He has expressed his desire to feature in my next … something Huge coming soon #superexcited.”
Oh MY!! That sounds intriguing doesn’t it. We know that John has dabbled with songs before. He did a voice over for one in Zinda, and sang one for Welcome Back. He also recited a poem on Isheeta Ganguly’s Bande Mataram. You can see that video on my old post here.
Anyway – the Dishoom shoot is obviously on a break as both John and Varun were snapped at Mumbai airport last night. There are LOTS of galleries and snippets on this. Links are in the comment below but here’s some extracts:
’It seems Dishoom is being shot at breakneck speed since the action duo Varun and John returned in the wee hours from Abu Dhabi, where the film’s latest schedule was underway. Looking ever so slightly tired out, the actors only let their happy smiles show and mingled with their fans on their way out of the Mumbai International Airport.’
Bollywood Life said:
’…. the Dishoom boys… Varun and John, who were shooting in the Middle East for their upcoming film, are back in Mumbai. The film, directed by Varun’s brother, Rohit Dhawan, is an action film and from the looks of the actors, we’re quite sure that it’s gonna be rockin’
….honestly, the stills and videos that the Dishoom team is sending out is making us jealous and excited at the same time!
….John, who has a lot of action films coming up this year, with Rocky Handsome and Force 2, looks like he’ll be taking up the tag of action hero of Bollywood, don’t you think?
….when the duo were spotted in the airport last night, Varun donned this trenchcoat that looked super comfortable while John carried along with his binny, this swag and killer smile!’
’….Oh My! Just look at these hunks when they were clicked at the airport….
As for John, a skull cap, tee, and denim tucked in boots – the actor with his beefed up frame looked hot. John too was clicked hugging his fans and was all smiles for the shutterbugs while leaving.’
Haha – so they are! How cute is that? ;-)
Here’s a rather blurry video of the duo:
The shoot clearly hasn’t finished in AD though. The AD Film Commission tweeted yesterday: “#Bollywood stars @thejohnabraham and @Varun_dvn filming #Dishoom #InAbuDhabi! Production runs through February. pic.twitter.com /0m8aNdtWpv”
I did wonder if John MIGHT have returned to oversee the RH trailer edit before its release but it’s FAR more likely that he has other commitments which require him being there in person. The hockey season about to kick off, right? And it’s important for a team owner like him to be there for his players. If that IS the reason, I look forward to seeing him at a few games.
OK – I’ve got stuff to do so I’ll just leave you with a few tweets that caught my eye:
Apurba: “praying for a John Abraham lookin dude to walk into my life”
Sameer: “JOHN ABRAHAM’s gonna rock and shock the world with his Film and with his ACTION…!!!”
Raftie Bina: “John seems to be very happy the last weeks, that’s what makes me happy too.”
Yes indeed! It’s been great to see him in such good spirits. Long may it continue!! :-)
And that, my precious pearls, is going to be all from me for today. I have an ongoing writing project that I am WAY behind on. Ugh…
In the meantime, please pop any interesting snippets you may find in the comments and I’ll deal with them tomorrow.
Catch you later, little fishies!! :-D